Mississippi Press Association's 153rd Annual Convention
The 2019 political season will be the key topic this summer at MPA's 153rd Annual Convention. The event will be held June 20-22 at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Biloxi.
Top gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates have been invited to appear at the convention the morning of Friday, June 21. Those appearing will take part in question-and-answer style forums with MPA media members. The agenda also includes sessions on a variety of newspaper and media topics.
Nominations are now being accepted for 2019 inductees into the MPA Hall of Fame. Nominees must have made their newspaper media careers in Mississippi or be Mississippi natives who achieve success elsewhere. The deadline to make a nomination is Monday, April 29. A complete list of prior honorees can be reviewed on the MPA website.
The convention will culminate with the presentation of the 2018 Better Newspaper Contest Editorial Division Awards.
Reservations can be made at the Golden Nugget for the group rate of $99 on the evenings of June 19-20, and $199 the evenings of June 21-22. Call the hotel toll-free at 1-800-777-7568 using the group code S196205. An online reservations link will soon be posted on the MPA website.
More information is available at the convention webpage.