This year marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week (NNW), October 4-10, 2015. This observance underscores the impact of newspapers to communities large and small.
Your NNW content kit contains editorials, editorial cartoons, promotional ads and more that are available for download at no charge to newspapers across North America. NNW is sponsored and coordinated by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., a consortium of North American trade associations representing the industry on a state and provincial, regional and national basis.
The theme of this year’s NNW is “Power of the Press.”
NEWSPAPERS: PLEASE PROMOTE National Newspaper Week by downloading these materials and devoting as many column inches as possible to reinforce the importance of newspapers to the communities and cities we serve. PLEASE ALSO EDITORIALIZE LOCALLY about how your newspaper is relevant to your community. This can be about your government watchdog role, coverage of community events, providing timely public notices, etc.
Following NNW, these materials will remain on the website and can be accessed by newspapers for use throughout the year since our message is timeless.
We deeply appreciate your participation and support.
Lisa Hills, NAM President, 2015
Minnesota Newspaper Association
Layne Bruce, NNW Chairman, 2015
Mississippi Press Association
Download the National Newspaper Week logo:
Download the 2015 NNW house ad:
Click here to access state-specific house ads from 2013
Column by Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and of the Institute’s First Amendment Center. (Approx. 800 words).
Column by Ray Mosby, Editor and Publisher of The Deer Creek Pilot, Rolling Fork, Miss. Mosby is a two-time winner of the highest award for commentary writing presented by the Mississippi Press Association. (Approx. 800 words)
Jack McElroy, editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel and President of the Tennessee Press Association offers an editorial on the relevance of this year’s NNW theme: Power of the Press. (Approx. 350 words)
Column by Jim Zachary, editor of the Valdosta (Ga.) Daily Times and director of The Transparency Project of Georgia, founder of the Tennessee Transparency Project.
Editorial Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author.
Editorial cartoon by Ricky Nobile, longtime syndicated cartoonist and newspaper professional.
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Feature profile of Clay Mansell, young entrepreneur who has started three community newspapers since 2010. By Anthony Warren. With two photos. (Approx. 800 words)
Crossword puzzle feature (originally offered in 2012; not date sensitive)
For more information on National Newspaper Week, contact committee chairman Layne Bruce, firstname.lastname@example.org, executive director, Mississippi Press Association, 601-981-3060.