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Teachers shouldn't be measured by grades

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  • Hall of Fame to induct newspaper veterans

    Nine outstanding journalists will be honored at the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame luncheon on Thursday, April 24, at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Honorees this year are Ed Blochowiak, Shawnee News-Star photographer; Thomas H. ‘Tom’ Boone, retired from the Bixby Bulletin; Jay Cronley, Tulsa World columnist; Carolyn Estes, marketing director at the Oologah Lake Leader; Larry Ferguson of the Pawnee Chief; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor of The Oklahoman and vice-president of news for OPUBCO Communications Group; William A. Hamilton, Pauls Valley native, retired; Tim Schnoebelen of the Mooreland Leader; and Jan Stratton, of KSWO-TV in Lawton, retired.
  • Download the March Publisher today!

    You can download the March 2014 edition of The Oklahoma Publisher today! See who is slated for induction into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame for 2014, read a recap of the Third Annual OPA Legislative Summit and get some great ideas for summer promotions from member papers. Click here to download.
  • OPA Legislative Summit Rescheduled to Feb. 20

    Due to the winter storms this week, OPA's Legislative Summit on Feb. 6 has been canceled.  We hope you stay safe and warm at your offices or homes instead. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you'll join us at the State Capitol on Feb. 20 instead.
  • OPA Legislative Summit Feb. 6 at Capitol

    Publishers and editors of legal newspapers are encouraged to join us at the State Capitol on Feb. 6 at the annual Legislative Summit. We need you to speak with your legislators about the many bills affecting newspapers and newspaper interests. Governor Fallin will also speak to the group in the afternoon. The meeting is free and includes lunch, but registration is required. Plan to join us at the Summit.
  • Did we receive your contest entries?

    » Check this list to confirm your entries arrived at the OPA office.
    Entries must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 3.
  • January Publisher Online

    The newest edition of The Oklahoma Publisher is available for download. Read about the upcoming OPA Legislative Summit, happening Feb. 6, 2014 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. See who will be taking over The Hennessey Clipper after more than 100 years in the Walters family and learn something new in our monthly columns. Click here to download.

  • Judges Needed for North Dakota Contest

    Forty volunteers are needed to judge North Dakota Newspaper Association's annual contest in the areas of news, sports, photography, layout and advertising. This is a great opportunity to gather new ideas for your paper. Entries will be mailed to judges in mid-February and you'll have two weeks to complete the judging before shipping them back. NDNA members will judge OPA's Better Newspaper Contest in October 2010, so we encourage all OPA contest participants to help out!
    » Sign up to help judge
  • OPA Better Newspaper Contest Materials Mailed

    The 2013 Better Newspaper Contest entry packets have been mailed to all OPA member newspapers. The packet contains rules, labels, tips and entry form. Rules for the Website Contest, Print Quality Contest and Outdoor Writer of the Year were included in OPA business member packets. All entries in the contest(s) must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. If your publisher did not receive the rules packet, you can download the events, rules and forms at the link below.
    » Find out more info about OPA Contests
  • December Publisher Available

    The December 2013 issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is available for download today. Read the 2013 Past President's Report for an update on past OPA Presidents, see how two country music superstars calling small-town Oklahoma are changing the town (and newspaper), and also see award winning photography and learn something new from our columns. Download at

  • Thomas R. Hartley

    Former Oklahoma State Journalism Professor Thomas R. Hartley, 80, died on Dec. 19, 2013 in Oklahoma City.
    He headed the advertising department at OSU for 17 years, and was named the 1986 Outstanding Educator by the American Advertising Federation.
    Services are set for February 14, 2014 at the Memorial Park Funeral Home.
    The time of the service is still pending.

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