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ONG Column Winner

Dayva Spitzer

Sayre Record & Tri-County Herald
July 2016 Column Winner
I'll bear it all.... I have mild cognitive impairment

ONG Editorial Winner

Ted Streuli

The Journal Record
July 2016 Editorial Winner
Freedom needs a watchdog

  • National Newspaper Week Oct. 2-8

    Remind your community of the importance of newspapers during National Newspaper Week. If you need editorials, columns, cartoons or house ads, Newspaper Association Managers has an entire collection. OPA members are invited to download the material at There is no login required. Help celebrate the week!

  • Statements of Ownership must be published in October

    Don't forget to file your annual Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Form 3526) with the U.S. Postal Service by October 1. The form also must be published in your newspaper. Dailies must publish by October 10; non-dailies by October 31. The form is available on the OPA website at

  • State Question Summary Available

    OPA provides member papers with camera-ready material showing State Questions as they will appear on the general election ballot in November, and a plain-language summary of each question. There are seven state questions before the voters on November 8.  
    This year OPA  cooperated in an effort coordinated by the League of Women Voters, along with KOSU, OETA, Tyler Media, KGOU, Oklahoma Watch, The Oklahoman, and the Kirkpatrick Foundation to produce a 2016 Oklahoma Voter Guide.  The summary statement in their voter guide is identical to the summary provided by OPA.  We also used some art elements provided by the coalition.

    Four full-page sizes are available for OPA members to download. Please choose the size that best fits your newspaper or adjust as necessary.  The material is also available in text form if you want to use this in a locally-produced voter guide or need to design your own pages.
    To download the full-page summary of the state questions, click here:

  • September Oklahoma Publisher available for download

    September issue of the Oklahoma Publisher is now available. Featured this month is the merge of two member newspapers, grants from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and clever ideas from newspapers across the state. You'll also find reminders about Statement of Ownership due dates, National Newspaper Week and the Pulitzer Centennial events happening in Tulsa and OKC. To download the September issue, click here.

  • Reach Out to Young Readers on Constitution Day

    Constitution and Citizenship Day will be recognized in most schools on Friday, Sept. 16. Schools that receive federal funding are required to teach about the U.S. Constitution on that day.

    Your newspaper can assist your local schools by publishing this quarter-page feature about the Constitution on or before Sept. 16. NIE features like these encourage children and current readers to interact with your newspaper.

    » Click to view & download Constitution Day features

  • Pulitzer Centennial Events in 3 Locations Sept. 28-29

    Three Oklahoma universities, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the international Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma are combining to present two days of events to commemorate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize. The events with the theme “Pulitzer Prize Centennial: The Impact of Trauma Coverage” will be at the University of Central Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma and The University of Tulsa on Sept. 28-29. Featuring past and current Pulitzer Prize winners, the events will be free and open to the public.

    » Check out the impressive speakers and panelists that will participate

  • Order OPA Press Cards before football season

    Two types of 2016 Press cards are available. High quality photo ID press cards (with clips) can be ordered by business member newspapers for $5 each. The hard, plastic badges – usable for the 2016 calendar year only – feature the staffmember's mugshot, along with your newspaper’s name and phone number. View more information online at or download the order form.

    FREE press cards are also available for the 2016 calendar year. They do not feature a staff member's name or photo, but the newspaper name can be written onto the back. Simply email and specify the number of free press cards you need.

  • July issue of Publisher available for download

    Dayva Spitzer officially began her one-year term as president of the Oklahoma Press Association on July 1. Find out more about Dayva by reading the July issue of The Oklahoma Publisher, now available for download. Also this month, meet the 20 students interning at Oklahoma newspapers thanks to the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation and a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. Stories on the news track concurrent sessions at the June 10-11 OPA Convention are also in this month's issue. To download the July issue, click here.

  • Dayva Spitzer elected as president of OPA

    Dayva Spitzer, co-publisher of the Sayre Record & Beckham County Democrat, was elected as president of the Oklahoma Press Association during the OPA Convention in Oklahoma City.
    Spitzer will serve a one-year term as president, beginning July 1.
    Other officers elected at the meeting were Brian Blansett, publisher of the Tri-County Herald in Meeker, as vice president; Rod Serfoss, publisher of the Clinton Daily News, as treasurer; and Robby Trammell, news director at The Oklahoman, as immediate past president.
    Barbara Vice, publisher of the Drumright Gusher and Yale News, was elected to a three-year term as director, and Mike Strain, managing editor at the Tulsa World, was re-elected to a three-year term.
    Other members of the 2016-2017 OPA board are Ted Streuli, The Journal Record; Ray Dyer, El Reno Tribune; John Denny Montgomery, The Purcell Register; and Mark Millsap, The Norman Transcript. Mark Thomas is executive vice president of the association.

    To download the full press release and photo, visit

  • June Oklahoma Publisher available for download

    Didn't make it to the OPA Annual Convention? You're in luck! The June Oklahoma Publisher is available for download and is full of convention highlights including Better Newspaper Contest winners, Milt Phillips and Beachy Musselman award recipients and Quarter Century Club inductees. Also in this issue are tips on how to prepare your computer for the Windows 10 upgrade and Terry Clark's advice on cropping a photo. To download the June isssue, click here.

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