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  • Join us at the OPA Convention June 4-6 in OKC!

    Register now to attend the 2015 OPA Convention, June 4-6, at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City!

    Publishers and editors: don't miss Keynote Speaker Ken Paulson, who will discuss the real value of newspapers to our communities. Paulson is president of the First Amendment Center and former editor-in-chief and senior vice president/news of USA Today. He is now a columnist on USA Today's board of contributors, writing about First Amendment issues and news media.

    Governor Mary Fallin and our state's Congressmen have been invited for their annual sessions. Friday afternoon will have two news and two advertising sessions from which to choose. And the convention offers both the popular NewsFlash session with several ideas and successful ventures from your fellow newspapers, as well as Speed Topics with several learning and networking opportunities. But we'll kick it all off Thursday night with the annual business meeting followed by dinner and a live trivia game! Team up and we'll see which groups take home the prizes!

    The Better Newspaper Contest Awards will be presented Friday, June 5, at the annual awards banquet. Don't miss this three-day event, which provides a lot of invaluable networking opportunities and several educational sessions. (The deadline to reserve a hotel room at the downtown Sheraton is quickly approaching! Reserve your room by May 13. Find hotel info on the convention webpage below.)

    » Review the convention program and register online
  • April Publisher available for download

    The April issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is available for download. This month's issue includes a map on where OPA members print and the McAlester News-Capital redesign. Featured this month are stories on the OPA nominating committee, the new NAA chair and Wilma's advice to keep your computer protected from viruses. To download the April Publisher click here.

  • Services for State Rep. David Dank

    State Rep. David Dank died April 10, 2015, at his Oklahoma City home. He was 76.
    At one time, Dank was publisher of both the Moore Monitor and the Oklahoma Conservative Review. He was elected to represent District 85 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, succeeding his wife Odilia, who had served in that role for 12 years.
    Throughout his legislative service he was known as the "conscience of the Legislature" for his strong stands in favor of reform, winning him respect from both sides of the aisle.
    He was preceded in death by his wife.
    An Evening Prayer Service will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15th, at Christ the King Church, 8005 Dorset Dr.,Oklahoma City, with Mass of the Christian Burial at noon Thursday, April 16th, also at Christ the King. Graveside services immediately following at Resurrection Cemetery.
  • Journalism Hall of Fame to induct 12 on April 30

    Nine outstanding journalists will be honored at the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame luncheon on Thursday, April 30, at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Honorees this year are Julie DelCour, associate editor at Tulsa World; Edward L. Goodwin, former publisher of the Oklahoma Eagle in Tulsa; James O. Goodwin, publisher of the Oklahoma Eagle; Ron Hagler, television cameraman for CBS; John and Tinker Hruby, former publishers of The Marlow Review; Rose Lane, GM and editor at OKC Friday; Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher of The City Sentinel in Oklahoma City; Gary Reid, publisher emeritus of The Kingfisher Times & Free Press; Jenifer Reynolds, television host of Discover Oklahoma; Judy Gibbs Robinson, editorial adviser to The Oklahoma Daily and journalism faculty at the University of Oklahoma; and Robby Trammell, news editor at The Oklahoman.

  • March Publisher available for download

    The March issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is available for download. This month's issue includes an OPA board meeting summary and the 2015 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees. Featured this month are stories on the FOI awards, the EEJF distributing journalism grants and a reminder about participating in the Content Exchange. To download the March Publisher click here.

  • Services for Phyllis Reid

    Services for Phyllis Reid, former publisher of the Weatherford Daily News, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at The Federated Church at 302 N. Custer in Weatherford.
    Reid died March 20, 2015, in Weatherford. She was 86.
    Reid and her husband, Ken, purchased the Weatherford Daily News in 1972 and published it until 1997.
    She is survived by her husband, Ken, of the home; two daughters, Terry Magill and husband Bruce of Weatherford, and Ruth Anne Colley and husband Joe of Pauls Valley; two sons, David Reid and wife Myra, owners and publishers of the Cushing Citizen, and Phillip Reid and wife Jeanne Ann, owners and publishers of the Weatherford Daily News; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
  • February Publisher available for download

    The February issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is missing page 15 in the print publication. Page 15 is included in this download. This month's issue includes a summary and photos from the OPA Legislative Summit. Featured this month are stories on the roof collapsing at the Cleveland American, Waurika News-Democrat ceasing publication and Wilma's tips for creating tables on InDesign. To download the February Publisher click here. Or click here to view the archive.

  • Did we receive your contest entries?

    » CHECK THIS LIST to confirm your entries arrived at the OPA office.  The list is updated daily.
    Entries must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 9.
  • OPA Legislative Summit Feb. 12 at State Capitol

    Publishers and editors of legal newspapers are encouraged to join us at the State Capitol on Feb. 12 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.

  • OPA Better Newspaper Contest Materials Mailed

    The 2014 Better Newspaper Contest entry packets have been mailed to all OPA member newspapers. The packet contains rules, labels, tips and an entry form. Rules for the Digital Media Contest, Print Quality Contest and Outdoor Writer of the Year, ONF Beachy Musselman Award, Half Century Club and Quarter Century Club were included in OPA business member packets. All entries in the contest(s) must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. 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
    Leave the division box on your envelope entry labels BLANK. Divisions will be determined after all entries are received.

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