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  • Make an Impact at Legislative Summit on February 8

    Publishers and editors of legal newspapers are encouraged to join us at the State Capitol on Feb. 8 at the annual Legislative Summit. We need you to speak with your legislators about the many bills affecting newspapers and newspaper interests, and visiting at their Capitol offices really makes an impact. Governor Mary Fallin is scheduled to speak to the group after lunch. The meeting is free and includes a BBQ lunch, but registration is required. 

    Plan to join us at the Summit.

  • December Publisher available for download

    Read about Newkirk Herald Journal Editor Cody Griesel placing a legal notice on the front page of the newspaper in this month's issue of The Oklahoma Publisher.  There's also information on ordering a Photo ID Press Cards (makes a perfect gift for everyone on your staff), plus columns from Dr. Terry Clark and Wilma Newby.

    To download the December issue, click here.

  • 2018 OPA Photo ID Press Cards Now Available

    OPA is offering high quality photo ID Press Cards to business member newspapers for $7 each. These press cards are perfect for reporters, photographers and any other staff members at your newspaper.

    The hard, plastic badges – usable for a calendar year – feature your mugshot, along with your newspaper’s name and phone number. A clip at the top of the card makes it easy to attach to a lanyard, clothing or camera bag. The back of the card has the OPA contact information.

  • Be recognized for your work in OPA's Better Newspaper Contest

    It's time to be honored for your great work in the past year! The 2017 OPA Better Newspaper Contest is now open for entries!

    For the first time, the contest features online entry and new categories to recognize both newspapers and individual staff members. Most of the previous categories remain; the Awards Committee added some new ones to specifically recognize writers, photographers, advertising staff and designers.

    Upload PDFs of your newspaper pages at When you first login, the password will be "bnc" and there is one account per newspaper. The deadline for entries is February 12, 2018, which will be here before we know it. So start collecting and uploading your entries now!   

    » Review the contest rules, categories and circulation divisions

    » Download a step-by-step guide to uploading entries

  • Internship Applications now available

    In the past 10 years more than 200 college students have interned at Oklahoma newspapers with their salaries funded by the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation, the non-profit affiliate of the OPA. 

    Applications for the 2018 paid summer internship program are now available. The deadline for host newspaper applications is Jan. 12, 2018, and student applications are due Feb. 19. The program is made possible by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. 

    » Download internship applications:


    All systems are go at the OPA -- phones working, email working, internet connected. We're back in touch with you!

  • November Oklahoma Publisher available for download

    The November issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is available for download. In this month's issue, read about new laws of interest to newspapers, deadline for Hall of Fame nominations and the surprise guest at the Sapulpa Daily Herald.
    To download the November issue, click here.

  • Memorial Service for Ray Lokey on Nov. 18

    The memorial service for Ray Lokey, owner and publisher of the Johnston County Capital-Democrat and a past president of the OPA, will be held this Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in Fletcher Auditorium on the campus of Murray State College in Tishomingo.  

    View maps of the college campus here.
    FLETCHER AUDITORIUM is at the intersection of E. 24th Street and Murray Drive (also named Dormitory Rd.). Parking is available on the north and south sides of the building. If you're driving from I-35 South, enter Tishomingo on Main Street, turn south (right) onto Byrd Street, travel 3/4 mile, turn west (right) onto E. 24th Street.

  • October Publisher available for download

    The October issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is in the mail. If you can't wait, click the link below to download a PDF version. This month includes the final five ONF summer intern stories; Dr. Terry Clark's thoughts of what it takes to be a good journalist, and much more.
    To download the October issue, click here. 

  • OPA Members enjoy national convention in Tulsa

    The National Newspaper Association held its annual convention and trade show in Tulsa
    Oct. 5-7. More than 20 Oklahoma newspaper managers attended to gather revenue ideas and vendor information, to learn from their peers and to visit the Philbrook Museum.



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