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The 2014 Better Newspaper Contest is ready for entries. View our Contest page to download this year's rules and find other resources to assist you with the contest.

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Register here for the 28th Annual MPA Foundation Scholarship Golf Benefit at the Timber Ridge Golf Club in East Lansing, MI. Benefit takes place May 22, 2014 at 12:@0 p.m.

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The award will recognize an individual journalist whose work had a significant impact, locally or statewide. Journalists may submit a body of work or a one-time effort that was published, broadcast, posted or otherwise carried on a Michigan news outlet from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014.

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The Michigan Newspaper Directory App is now available on Apple's App Store and Google Play. Making it easier to connect to newspapers in the state. Download it here!

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The MPA Foundation now accepts online donations in any amount you choose. Your contribution strengthens the future for a free press in Michigan.

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Are you a small business and need more customers? Are you a newspaper looking to offer your business accounts a low cost, effective solution to reach outside their normal market? The MPA statewide ad network is the perfect solution!

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Through a partnership with the MPA, Midwest-based media technology and public relations company Newz Group is now offering comprehensive media monitoring services in Michigan. Through the company's Newz Portal, clients can get full access to a database that digitally hosts newspapers in Michigan.

Open your account today by browsing to http://newzgroup.com/minewzportal.php or emailing minewzportal@newzgroup.com.

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Explore 50 writing tools (not rules) that can used by everyone to effectively convey your ideas in the format of your choice. Master the writing craft with instructor Ken Winter, former editor and publisher of the Petoskey News-Review and member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, and North Central journalism instructor, as well as for Michigan State University School of Journalism. read more ...

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