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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.

* APA Spotlight

2014 ArkLaMiss Circulation & Marketing Conference

The 2014 ArkLaMiss Circulation and Marketing Conference, presented annually by the press associations of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, will be held Nov. 6-7 at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Vicksburg, Miss. It will be preceded by the second annual Newspaper Managers Roundtable in the same venue. The Arkansas Press Association is in charge of the agenda this year, and the schedule of events promises to be outstanding.

To register download the form below and return it to the APA headquarters by Nov. 3:
2014 ArkLaMiss Circulation & Marketing Conference materials

Online registration for the conference is also available:
arklamissconference.com

Again this year, the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation offered continuing education grants to those attending the ArkLaMiss Conference. Note: All six of the grants have been awarded.
Arkansas Newspaper Foundation Continuing Education Grant announcement

* APA News

News-Editorial Contest winners announced

The winners of the 2014 Better Newspaper News-Editorial Contest were announced July 12 during the Arkansas Press Association Awards Luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Hot Springs. The luncheon concluded this year's SuperConvention. Click the link below for a complete list of this year's winners:

Winners of the 2014 Arkansas Press Association Better Newspaper News-Editorial Contest

New Freedom of Information Handbooks available

The 16th Edition of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Handbook is now available. Copies may be obtained from the Arkansas Attorney General, 200 Catlett Prien Tower Building, Little Rock, AR 72201; 501.682.2007; Fax: 501.682.8084; website: www.arkansasag.gov. Copies may also be obtained from the Arkansas Press Association, 411 South Victory, Little Rock, AR 72201; 501.374.1500; Fax: 501.374.7509, and can be downloaded from the "Publications" section of this website: arkansaspress.org/publications.

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Photo Contest deadline approaching

The deadline for submitting entries for the 2015 Media Directory Photo Contest is Monday, Nov. 3, 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Tres Williams at the Arkansas Press Association (email: tres@arkansaspress.org; phone: 501.374.1500). To see finalists in previous years, go to the Photography Forum in the APA Forums.

Newspaper Managers Roundtable

Again this year the Newspaper Managers Roundtable will precede the ArkLaMiss Circulation & Marketing Conference in the same venue—the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Vicksburg, Miss. The 2014 will be held Nov. 6.