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Freedom of Information Handbook
Copies of the 16th Edition of Arkansas Freedom of Information Handbook (2014) are still available from the Arkansas Press Association and Arkansas Attorney General. The 54-page publication is the most authoritative and up-to-date resource available on the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. It provides detailed information on how the act ensures citizens' access to public records, gives them rights to be involved in official activities and establishes transparency in state and local government. Copies can also be downloaded right here int the "Publications" section of this website.
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2015 News Editorial Contest Rules & Entry Forms
Rules and entry forms for the 2015 Better Newspaper News-Editorial Contest sponsored annually by the Arkansas Press Association (APA) have been sent to all member newspapers. To download extra copies, . The deadline for submitting entries is March 31, 2015 (5:00 p.m.). The Awards Presentation will take place on July 11 during the APA's SuperConvention at the Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock.
Cover Photo Contest winners announced
The winners of the 2015 Cover Photo Contest have been announced exclusively in the APA Forums. To see the outstanding photos and who took them, go to the Phography Forum:
Congratulations to the top vote getters. The competition was stiff this year with nearly 60 photos submitted and 30 receiving votes. The top three winners are featured on the cover of the newly-issue 2015 Arkansas Media Directory.
APA board to hold Spring Retreat
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2015 Advertising Conference
The Arkansas Press Association's 2015 Advertising Conference, featuring the results of the 2015 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest, will be held March 12-13 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. Click below to get more information, a conference schedule and a registration form:
APA 'Day at the Races'
2015 Day at the Races flyer/registration fom.
"Special People" Nominations open
In preparation for the 2015 SuperConvention July 8-11 in North Little Rock, the Arkansas Press Association is calling for nominees for "Special Recognition" Awards. Honors include the Golden 50 Service Award, the Arkansas Headliner of the Year Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Freedom of Information Award and the Journalism Educator of the Year Award. Click below for the...