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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 | Contacts | Famous New Yorkers | Law Day | Summer Reading | Sunshine Week | Understanding News Media | Free NIE Materials


Monthly Specials
Law Day 2023

Famous New Yorkers XXII is now ready for distribution!

This 13-part series was written by Kevin Gilbert for the NYNPA NIE program.

Those profiled offer a look at native sons and daughters who contributed to our state, nation and world. Each 500 word profile is accompanied with a photograph/artwork of the person and a New York State locator map. The supporting content includes a teachers' guide with graphic organizers and, MP3 audio pod casts of each feature!

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 December 2023 - the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party

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

  • National Handwashing Awareness Week (1st week)
  • End of Slavery in the U.S. 12/6
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 12/7
  • International Human Rights Day 12/10
  • Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg – 12/11-15
  • Birthday of the US National Guard 12/13
  • Bill of Rights Day 12/15
  • Anniversary of the film, “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Law Day 2023

Essay winners have been announced and a video of a virtual student panel discussion is now avialable to view!

This year's Law Day content includes a 6-part series of features in English and Spanish, audio podcasts in English, and a 30-page teaching guide with graphic organizers.

The teaching guide includes a short section of related vocabulary, a crossword puzzle and word search to introduce the same law-related and Constitutional topics with younger students.

Thank you to the New York Bar Foundation for their support of this important work!

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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