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The Arkansas Press Association was founded in 1873 to serve the newspapers of Arkansas. The primary function of APA is to serve its member newspapers by providing to them information and training opportunities to allow them to grow, develop and compete in the marketplace.

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Freedom of Information Handbook

Copies of the 16th Edition of Arkansas Freedom of Information Handbook (2014) are still available from the Arkansas Press Association and Arkansas Attorney General. The 54-page publication is the most authoritative and up-to-date resource available on the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. It provides detailed information on how the act ensures citizens' access to public records, gives them rights to be involved in official activities and establishes transparency in state and local government. Copies can also be downloaded right here int the "Publications" section of this website.

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Advertising Contest winners announced

The winners of the 2015 Arkansas Press Associaiton Better Newspaper Advertising Contest were announced Friday during the annual Advertising Conference at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. This year's competition was judged by members of the Colorado Press Association. For the complete list click below:

Winnners of the 2015 Advertising Contest.


2015 News Editorial Contest Rules & Entry Forms

Rules and entry forms for the 2015 Better Newspaper News-Editorial Contest sponsored annually by the Arkansas Press Association (APA) have been sent to all member newspapers. To download extra copies, click here (416 kB). The deadline for submitting entries is March 31, 2015 (5:00 p.m.). The Awards Presentation will take place on July 11 during the APA's SuperConvention at the Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock.

APA board to hold Spring Retreat

The board of the Arkansas Press Association will hold its Spring Retreat at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain, April 2-3.

* Upcoming Events

2015 Advertising Conference

The Arkansas Press Association's 2015 Advertising Conference, featuring the results of the 2015 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest, will be held March 12-13 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. Click below to get more information, a conference schedule and a registration form:

Conference brochure and registration form

APA 'Day at the Races'

The Arkansas Press Association is once again hosting a "Day at the Races" at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs. The event will take place Friday, March 27 at the Jockey Club. Space is limited, so those wishing to attend are encouraged to call the APA (501.374.1500) and get their names on the list. Click below for the...
2015 Day at the Races flyer/registration fom.

"Special People" Nominations open

In preparation for the 2015 SuperConvention July 8-11 in North Little Rock, the Arkansas Press Association is calling for nominees for "Special Recognition" Awards. Honors include the Golden 50 Service Award, the Arkansas Headliner of the Year Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Freedom of Information Award and the Journalism Educator of the Year Award. Click below for the...

Nomination form and list of past winners.