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  • 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.
  • May issue of The Publisher available

    Download a copy of the May 2014 edition of The Oklahoma Publisher. This month's issue includes a disaster checklist to help you be prepared in times of crisis. Plus, read about the bills Gov. Mary Fallin recently signed and much more. Click here to download.
  • Kevin Slimp & Speed Topics at 2014 Convention

    Register now to attend the 2014 OPA Convention, June 12-14, at the Reed Center and Sheraton in Midwest City.

    News & Tech Guru Kevin Slimp will share with us what he's learned from successful newspapers around the country. He'll also discuss new technology for newspapers. The new session "Speed Topics" takes learning and networking to a whole new level! It's like speed dating with many different newspaper discussions you can join and learn from. Other educational sessions are based on marketing your content successfully to readers, packaging print and online advertising, and the popular NewsFlash session with several ideas and successful ventures from your fellow newspapers.

    The Better Newspaper Contest Awards will be presented Friday, June 13, 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 Midwest City Sheraton is May 30. Find hotel info on the convention webpage below.)

    » Review the convention program and register online

  • Services set for Ed Livermore Sr.

    Ed Livermore Sr., longtime Oklahoma newspaper publisher, died April 26, 2014. He was 95.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church of Sapulpa, 1401 E. Taft Ave., Sapulpa, Okla.
    Livermore and his wife, Melba, who preceded him in death, were publishers of the Claremore Progress, Sapulpa Herald, Edmond Evening Sun, Guthrie Leader and other newspapers in Oklahoma and Texas.
    Livermore served as president of the Oklahoma Press Association in 1959, as well as president of the National Newspaper Association. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 1970.
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