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  • ONF receives grant for internships in 2015

    We're excited to announce for the eighth consecutive year the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation in Oklahoma City has awarded a grant to ONF to fund student internships. The funding will provide at least 18 paid internships in summer 2015 to college students pursuing a newspaper career. Application materials for newspapers and students will be available in October 2014. We're extremely grateful to the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation for its continued support of this great program that benefits both newspapers and students as they prepare for their professional careers! » Read about the current summer internship program

  • Meet at the NNA Convention in San Antonio

    We hope you will join us at the 128th Annual NNA Convention & Trade Show in San Antonio October 2-5, 2014.
    The National Newspaper Association invites all OPA members, regardless of NNA member status to join us in San Antonio at the NNA member registration price. Registering before Aug. 16 (the early bird cut off date) saves you $50 per registration. Click here to view the program and register online. When registering select "NNA member".
    Headquarters will be the Grand Hyatt San Antonio with the special rate of $159, which is exceptional for a River Walk hotel, but don’t delay as the block is filling up quickly. 
    We hope to see you in San Antonio!
  • Receive high quality training without leaving the office!

    Several upcoming webinars are available for a great price from Online Media Campus, National Newspaper Association and Inland Press Association. Check out the Events Calendar on the left side of this website for more information. You can often find archived old webinars on their websites too for the same price.

  • July Publisher available for download

    The July 2014 edition of The Oklahoma Publisher is available for download. Read OPA President Jeff Funk's first column, get to know this year's ONF interns and look over some tips members shared during the Speed Topics session at the OPA Convention. Print copies are in the mail. To download the July Publisher, click here.
  • Jeff Funk is new OPA President

    Jeff Funk, publisher of the Enid News & Eagle, is the new president of the Oklahoma Press Association.
    Funk, who directs operations of the seven-day daily newspaper and the digital news sites, was elected at the June 12, 2014, OPA Convention to a one-year term beginning July 1.
    Other officers elected to a one-year term were Robby Trammell, news editor at The Oklahoman, as vice president; Gloria Trotter, co-publisher of The Countywide & Sun, as treasurer; and Jeff Mayo, associate publisher of the Sequoyah County Times, as past president.
    Newly elected to serve a two-year term as a director was Mike Strain, news editor at the Tulsa World. John Denny Montgomery, assistant editor at The Purcell Register, was elected to a new three-year term as director, and Ted Streuli, executive editor of The Journal Record, was elected to his second three-year term on the board.
    Other members serving on the OPA Board of Directors are Dayva Spitzer, Sayre Record & Beckham County Democrat; Brian Blansett, Shawnee News-Star; and Ray Dyer, El Reno Tribune. Mark Thomas is the executive vice president of the OPA.
    Click here for the full press release:
  • Convention Photos on Facebook

    Photos from the annual convention are available to view online at:
We hope you enjoy them!
  • Sign Up to Serve on an OPA Committee

    President-Elect Jeff Funk asks you to help lead the organization by serving on a committee this year. Many important decisions are made by association committees, from educational workshops to the Better Newspaper Contest to legislative issues and promotional efforts for newspapers statewide. Any staff member of an OPA business member newspaper is invited to serve on one or more committees. Most committees meet via teleconference approximately three or four times per year with the possibility of one in-person meeting at the OPA office in Oklahoma City. Volunteer today to serve on the Awards Committee, Education Committee, Government Relations Committee, Legal Services Plan Committee or Marketing Committee.

    » Click here to sign up
  • Better Newspaper Contest Winners

    Congratulations to all the 2013 Oklahoma Press Association Award Winners! Awards were presented Friday, June 13, at the Reed Center in Midwest City. Ray Lokey, publisher of the Johnston County Capital-Democrat, received the Oklahoma Press Association Milt Phillips Award. Gloria Trotter, co-publisher of The Countywide & Sun, was the recipient of the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation's Beachy Musselman Award.

    Winners of the 2013 OPA Better Newspaper Contest also were announced. This year's Sequoyah Award winners were the Enid News & Eagle, Claremore Daily Progress, The Journal Record, The Purcell Register, The Bigheart Times, Cherokee Messenger & Republican, Collinsville News, Waurika News-Democrat, El Reno Tribune, Broken Arrow Ledger, and The Daily O'Collegian at Oklahoma State University.

    For a complete list of winners in the contest, a news release, congratulations ad for all winners and an award winning logo, click on this link –


    The email at OPA has been restored. Thanks for your patience. We're having a few minor issues internally, but you should be able to email us and we should be able to see it and respond, if necessary.
  • OPA email down

    The OPA email server went out today. . If you need to contact us, please call 405-499-0020 or toll-free (in Oklahoma) at 1-888-815-2672. We're working to get email restored as quickly as possible but putting in a new server takes time. Please bear with us while we work on this problem. We'll let you know as soon as we have email restored. You can still fax registrations for the OPA Convention, June 12-14, to 405-499-0048.
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