News-Leader staff Published 6:37 PM EDT Sep 20, 2018 The Springfield News-Leader and its staff combined to bring home 28 awards in the Missouri Press Association's 2018 Better Newspaper Contest. The awardees were announced at the press association's annual convention earlier in September in St. Louis County. The contest covered acts of journalism committed mostly during 2017 by full-time or part-time staffers at dozens of Missouri newspapers. The News-Leader entered work in competition with other daily newspapers in Missouri that have a circulation greater than 15,000. The News-Leader's journalism earned eight first-place awards, six second-place honors, eight third-place prizes, and six honorable mentions. Here's a look back at our award-winning coverage from last year: First Place Best Information Graphic — "Robberies Declining" by News-Leader staff More: Amid national downturn, bank robberies fading in Springfield Best Front Page — News-Leader … [Read more...] about Springfield News-Leader wins numerous Missouri Press Association awards
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The Columbia Missourian, including Vox Magazine, won 64 awards Saturday in the Missouri Press Association’s 2018 Better Newspaper Contest.The Missourian competed in the division of newspapers with circulations from 5,001 to 15,000 and won awards for written stories, photos, ongoing coverage, multimedia, graphics, design and projects published in 2017.The awards were announced Saturday during the Missouri Press Association convention in St. Louis. The Missourian also won the gold cup award given to the news organizations with the most awards in its division.Multi-Media Reporting: Missourian staff won first place for galleries and visuals of the solar eclipse, including time lapse videos of the solar eclipse reaching totality over the MU’s Frances and Carnahan quadrangles.Best Local Business Coverage: Missourian staff won first place for quality coverage of business news and features in this three-issue entry. Among the … [Read more...] about Missourian wins 64 Missouri Press Association awards
Matt Volz Associated Press Published 7:53 AM EDT Sep 14, 2018 HELENA (AP) — Democrats questioned Thursday whether U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale illegally coordinated with the National Rifle Association based on an audio recording of the Montana Republican saying the NRA planned to support his campaign. An audio recording posted by The Daily Beast appears to capture Rosendale saying that he expected the NRA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to enter the race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in August, and that he had spoken with Chris Cox, executive director of NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, the group's lobbying arm. "I fully expect that the U.S. Chamber is going to come in, and I fully expect that the NRA is going to come in," Rosendale says on the recording. "I think both of them will be coming in probably right here in August sometime." "The Supreme Court confirmations, that's what sent the NRA over the line. ... Chris Cox told me, he's like, well … [Read more...] about Montana senate candidate Matt Rosendale accused of illegal campaign activity with National Rifle Association
Allowing use of league logos and team names on boards at MGM casinos is a first for a major American sports league.The arrangement will allow MGM to use official National Basketball Association data feeds in its sports betting operations, along with the National Basketball Association and WNBA logos. The partnership is the NBA's first with a sports betting operator in the USA and is the first of its kind between MGM Resorts and a major professional sports league. The league has aggressively courted lawmakers at both the federal and state levels in the hopes of receiving an "integrity fee" for having people bet on its games. The NBA has long argued for payments to compensate the leagues for their data and to ensure the integrity of sports contests.Gov. Phil Murphy signed off on legalized sports betting June 11.The multiyear deal follows the Supreme Court's decision in May to allow states to legalize sports betting and is expected to lead to in-game gambling.Ironically, MGM will be the … [Read more...] about The Rush: Another Good Reason to Gamble on the National Basketball Association?
With Daniel Lippman, Steven Overly and Garrett Ross FIRST IN PI — NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION LAWYER WARNS EMPLOYEES OF POSSIBLE LAWSUIT FROM SIMPSON: The National Restaurant Association’s general counsel Christopher Rodgers sent a memo Wednesday to employees informing them that the group’s former top lobbyist Cicely Simpson “has raised certain allegations...relating to her employment and the termination of her employment” and that “this situation may lead to litigation,” POLITICO’s Daniel Lippman and Marianne LeVine report. POLITICO reported Friday that Simpson left the National Restaurant Association amid internal discord and high employee turnover within her division. Story Continued Below — In a copy of the memo obtained by POLITICO, Rodgers writes that “it is very important for the Association to identify and preserve any and all documents, including electronic documents, and other information that may be relevant, … [Read more...] about National Restaurant Association lawyer warns of possible lawsuit