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The MBA has joined 131 other organizations representing diverse constituencies and political ideologies, in agreement that our democracy and democratic practices should not be obstructed in the interest of streamlining deliberations and decision making by our governing bodies in this time of crisis. Please see the document below. [embeddoc url="https://www.mbaweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/132-Organizations-Sign-Statement-on-Government-Coronavirus-Emergency-Transparency-and-Access-March-20-2020.pdf" download="all" viewer="google"]
Jefferson City, Missouri, January 22, 2020 - Broadcasters Don Hicks, Betsey Bruce and Jim Bohannon will be inducted into the Missouri Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 6 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.  The induction ceremony will be part of the 2020 Awards Banquet at the MBA annual convention.   Don Hicks was the President/CEO of the MBA from April 1994 through December 2012 ...Read More
Jefferson City, Missouri, January 8, 2020 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit today unanimously affirmed the MBA’s 2018 trial court victory in its legal challenge to three Missouri laws that restricted alcohol advertising.  The decision by the three-judge panel was unanimous, holding that all three of the state laws in issue were unconstitutional, as MBA has contended for many years. The trial court decision in June ...Read More
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Make Certain Your Online Public File is in Tip-Top Shape By Gregg P. Skall Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP   We are now well over a year since ALL broadcasters, including radio, have had to transition to a fully functional FCC online public file.  A year earlier, the online public file rules became effective for larger commercial radio stations in the top 50 Neilson markets with 5 or more ...Read More
The Missouri Press-Bar Commission has produced three videos to help prepare journalists with camera coverage of Missouri courts.  You can find these videos our YouTube channel, through the links below.  MBA invites all Missouri broadcasters to check out this fantastic information.  In particular, we suggest that any reporters or photographers planning to conduct camera coverage of the courts review these videos in advance.   The first video describes the basics ...Read More
To assist journalists and help them even better cover the court system and law-related matters, The Missouri Press-Bar Commission has updated its popular resource - The News Reporter’s Handbook on Law and the Courts.   The most recent edition of the handbook is now available free for download and serves as a guide to reporting on criminal, civil and juvenile cases, as well as libel, the Sunshine Law, locating sources of information and ...Read More