National Newspaper Week 2022

Thank you for visiting the home page of National Newspaper Week. This year’s observance will be held Oct. 2-8, 2022.

This 82nd annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees throughout the United States and Canada and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers.

See below for complete details and a package of resources to help promote newspaper media. To download materials click on image…section headers will link to dropbox or find all the files HERE

2022 NNW Chair
Phil Lucey
Executive Director. North Carolina Press Association

Download NNW LOGOS

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WHY Newspapers remain RELEVANT

• Organizers of National Newspaper Week have prepared a special presentation that can be given by Association Managers, publishers, editors or sales directors.

• Ideally, presentations could be delivered to community groups or to others interested in hearing from the newspaper about its role in producing trusted journalism.

• The material is based on resources developed by The Relevance Project and its partners, including Metro Creative Graphics. For additional information, consult Or, contact Executive Director Tom Silvestri (

• Feel free to localize or supplement this message with your own logos, examples, statements, or relevant points. Note: The Relevance Project content is available to all local newspapers free of charge, thanks to its sponsor, Newspaper Association Managers.

• Good luck on spreading the word about the Relevance of Newspapers!

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The Community Forum

Local newspapers have been the trusted source for the sharing of news, information, ideas, and viewpoints for centuries. Now, amid the cacophony of social and digital media, newspaper franchises are seeking to redefine themselves. Welcome to The Relevance Project Resource for the Community Forum strategy and its advocacy, advice and archive of best practices. 

For Newsrooms

The success of the Community Forum initiative rests with the interest and engagement of local newsrooms. Are you interested in discovering ways to strengthen community engagement and to bring solutions-based journalism to your community and your newspaper? Click HERE for more information and contact us if we can help provide additional insight and resources.

Be Ready to POST and SHARE

Download the following artwork and post across all of your social networks with the tag #newspaperpower on the day and time listed below. Copy and paste the creative, use #newspaperpower and feel free to link to relevant stories.

Monday at 2:00 EDT

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Tuesday at 2:00 EDT

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Wednesday at 2:00 EDT

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Thursday at 2:00 EDT

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Friday at 2:00 EDT

Post your own story – link to an article or series that showcased your newspaper as THE Community Forum…public service series, investigative stories, LOCAL coverage… Press Associations, post a link to your award winners for best community coverage. Show us what you got! #newspaperpower

Download 2022 National Newspaper Week ads

Newspapers are encouraged to use one or all of the ads from this year’s “#newspaperpower” 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.

Press Associations – pick an ad or two and run in your 2×2 networks the week of 10/2.

Click here to access

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

Public notice ads library

PNRC has a library of public notice advertisements and campaigns. If you would like advertisements created and used by your association or newspaper to be available for use by other associations and newspapers, please let us know and we will add them to our database.

» Public Notice Resource Center

METRO Creative Graphics Image Library

Need images to bring home the story of National Newspaper Week? We’ve got you covered. METRO Creative Graphics has assembled a library of 100 newspaper images for you to use as you see fit. Take a look here and download what you need. A huge thank you to METRO Creative Graphics for this Library and the design of all the NNW logos, artwork and presentations.

download ads designed by Coda Ventures, LLC at dropbox HERE

Coda’s expertise includes a highly creative team of newspaper industry experts, the latest survey technology, and a proven track record of turning marketing and media research into revenue.

Free Speech Center ads

download ads designed by the Free Speech Center HERE


Social media may be fun, but they’re no replacement for newspapers

By Al Cross, professor of journalism and director of the Institute for Rural Journalism

Newspaper reporting and content have never been more relevant. 

By Brett Wesner, Chair National Newspaper Association

Newspapers: Forget the “paper”, embrace the “news”

By Ken Paulson, director of the non-partisan Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University.

YAWN: Tiresome Newspaper Arguments

By Tom Silvestri. The Relevance Project

Google and Facebook’s Advertising Cartel is Breaking Local News

By Danielle Coffey. EVP & General Counsel. News Media Alliance

Recognizing how newspapers make a difference

By Dean Ridings. CEO. America’s Newspapers


2022 International Newspaper Carrier Day Ad

Each year, we recognize the accomplishments of newspaper carriers who are working hard to get the newspaper into the hands of our readers.

This year, the newspaper industry has designated Saturday, October 8, 2022, as International Newspaper Carrier Day, a salute to the many newspaper carriers who deliver the news to Americans every week.

For questions about the 2022 International Newspaper Carrier Day ads, contact Alliance Director, Communications, Lindsey Loving.

2022 Ads:

Click on the links below to download the ads:


Download full-page PDF ad (10″ x 21″)


Download quarter-page PDF ad (5.7″ x 10.5″)

One thought on “National Newspaper Week 2022”

  1. Great information on the value of local news. I started editorial cartooning many years ago with a local newspaper. Since then I’ve become syndicated with Creators. I owe a great deal to that local paper for giving me a chance back in 1997 and having the patience to stick with me.

    Here’s my recent cartoon celebrating the role of the local paper in democracy.

    Keep up the good work.

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