Resources & Training

Education

  • Mobile Lab — on-demand mobile training provides hands-on training free to member newspapers through various software programs covering Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat and other topics
  • TPA Online Academy — free online webinars for Texas journalists
  • Sales Training Kit — a set of video lessons featuring sales and marketing guru Mitch Henderson
  • On-demand Training — workshop topics vary depending on the request from the newspaper
  • Scholarships — scholarship-matching programs for the five state regional press associations’ scholarships
  • Calendar — featuring training opportunities provided by associated organizations

Government Affairs

  • FOI Hotline — Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas hotline for open government and public access issues
  • Libel Hotline — hotline for members with questions concerning libel issues
  • Legal Notice Laws of Texas — an online database of Texas legal notice laws; governmental bodies are required to publish public notices, pursuant to state statutes, administrative rules and rules of court
  • Legislative Affairs Committee

Journalism Tools

Journalism Schools

Newspaper Associations

Printing Plants

Other Member Resources

  • TPA Newspaper Exchange — statewide peer publication swap that provides a great way to get new ideas and see what others are publishing
  • Listserver — email member-exchange network to share questions and concerns about newspaper issues
  • Job Bank — the most comprehensive newspaper-specific job bank in Texas for newspapers seeking employees and journalists looking for newspaper jobs
  • Buy, Sell or Trade — a classifieds exchange for members to buy, sell or trade equipment or newspaper properties
  • Profit Recovery Service — reduced-fee profit recovery service through Transworld's Green Flag recovery service; call 512-244-9400 for information

Archived presentations

Libel for Journalists

Attorney Laura Prather presented a Libel for Journalists seminar Oct. 29, 2015. Available to all members. Contact TPA for password.

Russell Viers Webinar on automating graduation pages
On Thurs., May 15, Russell Viers provided a webinar on automating graduation pages.

"Covering Disasters" Seminar
Through a grant from the Associated Electric Companies of Texas and additional sponsorship from the University of Texas School of Journalism, the Texas Press Association, the Texas A&M Forest Service and the Headliners Foundation, regional Texas press associations are hosting a series of seminars aimed at discussing the tenets of good news coverage when a disaster strikes a community.The Headliners Foundation has participated in the production of a video recording of the seminar held in Round Rock, Texas at the meeting of the South Texas Press Association on April 8, 2013. Griff Singer of the UT Austin School of Journalism is the moderator.

Right To Photograph & Record in Public

Click on the link to view a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation: Right To Photograph & Record in Public. Presented by Mickey H. Osterreicher in Dallas, TX as part of National Press Photographers Association/SDX Program.

Making a Difference: Community Journalism in Texas    

Here is a panel discussion titled “Making a Difference: Community Journalism in Texas,” filmed on Oct. 16 and provided by the University of Texas School of Journalism. The Centennial panel featured Griff Singer, Jim Moser, Libby Averyt, Diana Fuentes and Yvonne Mintz.