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The Arkansas Press Association was founded in 1873 to serve the newspapers of Arkansas. The primary function of APA is to serve its member newspapers by providing to them information and training opportunities to allow them to grow, develop and compete in the marketplace.

* APA Spotlight

2014 Arkansas Media Directory

The 2014 Arkansas Media Directory is now available. The Arkansas Press Association is in the process of removing online purchasing options, so please do not attempt to purchase the publication via APA's website. Copies of the new directory may be purchased by contacting the APA headquarters: 501.374.1500 or kathy@arkansaspress.org. Produced annually, the Arkansas Media Directory is the only complete listing of its kind in the state and a rarity among other states, compiling detailed, comprehensive information on all of the media in the Arkansas—newspapers, news bureaus, broadcasters, television stations, college newspapers and magazines. Roughly 150 other corporate, governmental, advocacy and educational organizations are also included in the section profiling APA's associate members.

* APA News

Advertising Contest winners announced

The winners of the 2014 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest were announced March 14 at the Arkansas Press Association Awards Luncheon at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. The luncheon concluded the annual Advertising Conference. Click the link below for a complete list of this year's winners:

Winners of the 2014 Arkansas Press Association Better Newspaper Advertising Contest.

New Freedom of Information Handbooks available

The 16th Edition of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Handbook is now available. Copies may be obtained from the Arkansas Attorney General, 200 Catlett Prien Tower Building, Little Rock, AR 72201; 501.682.2007; Fax: 501.682.8084; website: www.arkansasag.gov. Copies may also be obtained from the Arkansas Press Association, 411 South Victory, Little Rock, AR 72201; 501.374.1500; Fax: 501.374.7509, and can be downloaded from the "Publications" section of this website: arkansaspress.org/publications.

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Cover Contest winners announced

The winners of the 2014 Arkansas Media Directory Contest Cover Photo Contest were announced Feb. 26 exclusively in the APA Forums. The announcements are in the "Photography Forum." Congratulations to the winners!

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* Upcoming Events

Freedom of Information Forum Coming

The Arkansas Press Association and Arkansas Attorney General will join forces to present a Freedom of Information Act seminar in the newly-opened Ron Robinson Theater at the Centeral Arkansas Library, 1:30-4 p.m. on Wed., April 30. Those wishing to attend can sign up by contacting the Association headquarters (501.374.1500; email: info@arkansaspress.org.)
For more information go to: http://arkansasag.gov/our-office/sponsored-events/foia-roadshow

Young Journalist Award deadline May 16

The Arkansas Press Association (APA) is calling for nominees for the 5th Annual Outstanding Young Journalist Award established by Steve Trolinger and Community Publishers, Inc. Follow the link below for more information, guidelines and qualifications:

Outstanding Young Journalist Award: Fact Sheet

Nominations should be submitted to Tom Larimer at the APA headquarters (501.374.1500; email: tom@arkansaspress.org). He can answer further questions as well.