October 6-12, 2013
(Following is the 2012 version of the National Newspaper Week materials:)
Brought to you by the Newspaper Association Managers
National Newspaper Week this year runs from October 7-13, the first full week in October, NAM has sponsored the NNW since 1940. This year, the theme is: “NEWSPAPERS – The Cornerstone of Your Community.”
NNW is the only industry observance of newspapers during the year and deserves our support, especially in these diffucult times for all our members. We urge you to use the sign-up form with this notice to indicate your association’s participation in this important observance.
NAM asks you to send in $2.00 for each newspaper in your association that you estimate will participate by publishing the materials in the impressive package NAM has put together.
Since the NNW package went online several years ago, it has become more difficult for managers to know how many papers in their membership participate. We ask you to use your best estimate. Some managers send us a check for all their members. Others estimate a number they believe is realistic. We know there are papers in every state participating. We know because Florida Press tracked last year and found good numbers most everywhere.
In any case, use your best faith estimate and send us a check for $2 for each participant. Keep in mind this is an important fundraiser for NAM to help us defray expenses of running conferences and providing services to NAM managers.
We shall appreciate your cooperation in the meritorious effort.
Newspapers (.jpg) Color
by Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press
A bright future lies ahead for newspapers
by Caroline H. Little, President and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America
Newspapers: Legal documents that protect citizens "beyond the shadow of doubt"
by Mike MacLaren, Executive Director for the Michigan Press Association
Your newspaper will be there for you
by Ron Dzwonkowski, Associate Editor for the Detroit Free Press
Local newspapers connect us with our communities
by U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers