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Get the latest NIE news about the newspaper industry, educational trends, fund-raising ideas, free educational resources and upcoming events. It's free to subscribe to the News Media Literacy/NIE-News, an electronic newsletter emailed directly to you each month.

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To submit an article or idea, contact Education Services Director, Mary Miller at mmiller@nynpa.com.

For the latest NIE Resources explore the weblinks below:

About NIE | Famous New Yorkers | Law Day | Sunshine Week | Understanding News Media | Free NIE Materials


Monthly Specials
Grandma Moses

Law Day 2024 NIE Features

Law Day is May 1 but these features can be used anytime. This 7-part Mini Series includes:

  • An Introduction to the Law Day theme
  • 6 quotes from famous people throughout history on the importance of voting
  • a teaching guide with graphic organizers
  • Audio podcasts of all features (in English)

The seven part series is available in English and Spanish.

This project was created by the New York Newspapers Foundation's News Media Literacy/Newspaper In Education program.

It is available to use as a teaching tool for anyone, NYNPA member publications can re-print/publish for free, all others please contact Mary Miller at mmiller@nynpa.com for copyright permission.

Monthly Special Features

4 columns x 10" features highlighting different special events each month - new for May 2024, is a feature highlighting National Asian American & Pacific Islander Month .

Plus these previous year's features (updated) for current use:

  • Anniversary of the Empire State Building – 5/1/1931
  • National Cartoonists Day – 5/5
  • Be Kind to Animals Week May 5-11, 2024
  • National Nurses Week – 5/6 through 5/12
  • Watergate Hearings Begin – 5/17/1973
  • Anniversary of the Hubble Telescope – 5/20/1990
  • Memorial Day 5/27/2024
  • Teachers Appreciation Month
Student Video Contest


Make a video that creatively expresses the importance of accurate, reliable information as the United States approaches the election this fall. Use your voice to inspire others to cherish and exercise the right to vote as knowledgeable, informed citizens.

Rules and Guidelines:

The contest is open to students who are at least 13 years of age and currently enrolled in school up to and including grade 12, living and learning in New York State. For more rules and guidelines go to the contest page.

This student video contest was generously funded by the New York Bar Foundation.NY Bar Foundation

Understanding News Media
A 10-part series of features and graphic organizers developed in partnership with Stony Brook University's Center for Media Literacy.

Read, Write, Speak, Listen, View and Learn
A guide with 10 mini-lessons that invites teachers or parents to work with different newspaper sections and adapt activities to students’ needs and interests.

More: About this Guide, fillable-form PDF version

News Media Literacy Presentations
Learn how to identify accurate sources, verify news content, and gain a deeper understanding of how news professionals gather and disseminate credible information, using print or electronic media and what it means to be a good digital citizen.
For more info or to schedule an event, contact us.

A 6-part series of features and cooresponding graphic organizers available to NYNPA members free. This link brings you the audio podcasts for each feature. Any NYNPA member newspaper wishing to run the series should contact Mary Miller to obtain PDF copies.

Contact Us
For more information about our Newspaper In Education Program and youth outreach, contact Mary Miller at mmiller@nynpa.com
or call 518-449-1667 ext 701

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