Press & Blog

Send your digital newspaper to NewzGroup

From Mark Maassen, MPA Executive Director   One issue that was brought up during the recently completed session of the Missouri state legislature is the timeliness of the postings of public notices to our statewide website. NewzGroup is the company that is archiving our legal ads and public notices. If at all possible, please send your newspaper digitally to them. This will help get your newspaper’s legal notices up on our statewide site more quickly. The statewide site can be found here: Listed below is contact information for Lee Brooks, who is with NewzGroup and is helping us update our list of newspapers... read more

MPA has launched a new Facebook group for editors and publishers

Missouri Press Association has created a new Facebook group for Missouri’s newspaper editors and publishers. We hope you’ll join us for discussions revolving around all aspects of creating content for newspapers in both print and digital environments. You can find the group by searching Facebook for “Missouri editors and publishers”. Some of the topics envisioned for the group are asking questions of your fellow MPA members; sharing story ideas; coordinating coverage of an event or making requests, such as photos, from a statewide event. If you are familiar with the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors’ email listserv, this... read more

Solving the crossword puzzle: Rebuilding a print habit on digital devices

By JOHN TEMPLE From: NiemanLab It was always astonishing to me as a newspaper editor how much readers cared about their puzzles. Make a mistake, leave them out of the paper for a day, and the telephone wouldn’t stop ringing. Have a bad question — or a bad answer — and you wouldn’t hear the end of it. We journalists like to think it’s the quality of our news reports that drives loyalty to our work. And that’s true. To a point. But an editor learns pretty quickly that it’s the features readers look forward to, the things they anticipate with pleasure, that keep many coming back for more. I learned this at the start of my journalism career at... read more