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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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2015 Advertising Contest Rules & Entry Forms

Rules and entry forms for the 2015 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest sponsored annually by the Arkansas Press Association (APA) have been sent to all member newspapers. To download extra copies, click here (403 kB). The deadline for submitting entries is January 30, 2015 (4:00 p.m.). The Awards Presentation will take place on March 13, 2015 during the annual APA Advertising Conference to be held this year at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain.

Cover Photo Contest finalists announced

The 10 finalists in the 2015 Color Photo Contest have been announced exclusively in the APA Forums. To see the outstanding photos and who took them, go to the Phography Forum:

APA Forums — Photography

Congratulations to the top vote getters. The competition was stiff this year with nearly 60 photos submitted and 30 receiving votes. The top three winners will appear on the cover of the 2015 Arkansas Media Directory.

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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