National Newspaper Week 2020

Thank you for visiting the home page of National Newspaper Week. This year’s observance will be held Oct. 4-10.

This 80th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers.

The content kit below currently contains promotional ads; all available for download at no charge to daily and non-daily newspapers across North America. We will continue to update the kit with additional materials including editorials and editorial cartoons.

Additional materials for use by newspapers promoting NNW will be posted below as they become available.

“America Needs Journalists” is this year’s theme. We want to thank the Iowa City Daily Iowan for helping with the concept of this year’s theme. Click here to learn more about the work they are doing to support student journalists.

PLAN TO CELEBRATE National Newspaper Week by downloading these materials and devoting as many column inches as possible to reinforce the importance of Newspaper to your communities.

MAKE IT LOCAL by editorializing about your newspaper’s unique relevance. This can be about your duties as government watchdog, your role as a community forum and coverage of community events, publication of timely public notices, etc.

Since the principle is timeless, the materials, new and archived, remain on the website and accessible year-round as a continuing resource.

Thank you for supporting National Newspaper Week. You already know there is power in association. And the same principle holds when associations like ours band together to provide even greater impact — both directly to newspaper members locally and collectively to the overall industry nationwide.

Susan Patterson Plank
Executive Director
Iowa Newspaper Assocaition

Download the National Newspaper Week logo

Download the 2020 National Newspaper Week ad campaign

Newspapers are encouraged to use one or all of the ads from this year’s “America Needs Journalists” ad campaign in their newspaper. Feel free to start running the ads during National Newspaper Week and continue them in the days and weeks that follow.

Click here to access a Dropbox folder with FIVE DIFFERENT ads in SEVEN SIZES. Pick the size that is right for your newspaper.

NEWSPAPERS ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED to replace the “National Newspaper Week” line in the ad with their own flags or logos.