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NIE Newspapers in Education/ Education Outreach Program

A spark of creativity, once ignited, can lead to great newspapers and great futures

Dec 1, 2022

David Maxwell, a longtime Georgia friend, is credited with sharing this great idea. David is the editor and general manager of The Donalsonville News, a consistent award winner in Georgia better newspaper ...

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North Dakota papers create literacy project using shared printing firm

Dec 1, 2022

Worried about declining readership of her two 3,000 combined circulation weeklies, Cecile Wehrman has organized eight of the nine newspapers in Divide County, North Dakota, to print and deliver 12,000 ...

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Former Gannett editors target parents to grow their new publications

Aug 15, 2022

A former veteran editor of 30 years at Gannett starts her own weekly newspaper. A young Gannett editor and photographer buys a Gannett weekly. Both recognize parents as a key group of subscribers and ...

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Newspaper in Education content available to NNA members; committee plans for 2023-2024

May 1, 2022

For 2023-2024, the committee discussed STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) topics and sourcing scientists from all over the Midwest. With the upcoming April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse, ...

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2022 NIE serial story ⁠— Generations of Missouri

Dec 29, 2021

The 8-chapter story features family members from the year 1821 to the present. Events from the Dred Scott decision, the building of the Eads Bridge, to connect Illinois to Missouri, the 1904 World’s ...

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Don’t call it NIE

Oct 15, 2021

In its heyday, Newspaper in Education (NIE) was hailed for circulation growth. The fact that teachers in NIE classrooms were building media literacy and teaching how to recognize facts from opinion was ...

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20+ years of Kid Scoop expands youth readership

May 12, 2021

The Standard Banner publishes a monthly special section devoted to each one of the 11 schools in the county on a rotating basis. The schools share in-depth reports on projects within the curriculum. ...

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Kid Scoop helps parents and first-generation children learn English

Mar 4, 2021

During the 21 years the Daily Astorian has been publishing Kid Scoop, teachers in the school district incorporated the Kid Scoop page into daily classroom lesson plans. The children used the Kid Scoop ...

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Miles and the Monarchs, the 2021 NIE serial story, is here

Jan 14, 2021

Miles and the Monarchs centers on a father and son trip to see the final game of the 1942 Negro League World Series, between the Kansas City Monarchs and the Washington-Homestead Grays. Major League Baseball ...

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