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Featured this month in the October issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is the inaugural class of nine OU alumns for the new OU Student Media Hall of Fame. OPA President Dayva Spitzer features The Harper County Leader in her series of western weeklies. The last six stories from ONF interns are in this month's issue as well as Terry Clark's second part on understanding polls. To download the October issue, click here.
All power has been restored at the OPA office after a blown transformer was replaced this morning. Phones, fax and email are now working!
OPA/OPS is without power this morning as a transformer blew overnight. OG+E is on site to repair it, but it may be this afternoon before we are up and running. Until then, our phone, fax and email systems are down. We will post an update here when our power returns. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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 www.nationalnewspaperweek.com. There is no login required. Help celebrate the week!
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 www.okpress.com/postal-resources.
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: okpress.com/2016-state-question-summary.
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.
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
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
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 www.okpress.com/opa-photo-id-press-cards 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 Lsutliff@okpress.com and specify the number of free press cards you need.
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