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MPA Publications

Fourth Estate
MPA's quarterly newspaper, Fourth Estate, serves as the official historical publication for the Association. Each issue contains the latest headlines relevant to and about the newspaper industry in our state, a President's memo, member news and columns on reporting, advertising sales, legal issues and technology topics. Every MPA member is mailed a complimentary subscription and additional copies are available on request. Click here to the download the latest issue available.

Our monthly e-Bulletin, available online and by email subscriptions, keeps members up-to-date on industry trends and happenings at MPA/MPS, including conferences and a quarterly calendar of events. Click here to see the latest headlines.

Newspaper Directory
Our Mississippi Newspaper Directory is the most comprehensive publication available on the newspaper trade and medium in our state, providing a wealth of information on personnel, contact information and other date on member papers. It also includes demographics by county, a handy newspaper locator map, and a detailed listing of Associate Members. Members are provided a complimentary copy of the directory. Click here for more information or to order a copy.

Advertising & Media Use Survey
Conducted by American Opinion Research of Princeton, NJ, and commissioned by MPA, the 2013 Advertising and Media Use Survey is a comprehensive report on how – and how many – Mississippians use newspapers and consume media content across platforms. Click here to read a summary of findings or to download the full report.

Newspaper Disaster Plan
Created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Newspaper Disaster Plan is a detailed checklist useful in planning and responding to crises, be the natural, technological or legal in nature. Click here to download a copy.

Synopsis of Public Notice Fees
Prepared by MPA's general counsel team at the firm of Butler Snow, Jackson, MS, the Synopsis is a detailed listing of fees allowed by state law to be charged for public notice (legal) advertising. Click here to download a copy of the handbook (members only).

Elections & Advertising
Another valuable document prepared by MPA's general counsel team, this handy reference guide summarizes election laws in Mississippi as they pertain to advertising in newspapers. Common questions regarding what is allowable and what is required by law are covered in the document. Click here to download a copy of the handbook (members only).

Lotteries, Raffles, Casinos & Liquor
We've prepared a brief, one-page fact sheet about what is – and is not – allowed for advertising in four categories about which member newspapers make the most frequent inquiries. Click here to download a copy of the handbook (members only).

For more information, contact:
Monica Gilmer,
member services managers
Mississippi Press Association
601-981-3060 x221


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