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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.

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Monthly Specials
Tomatoes for Neela

Sunshine Week 2023

Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. This year the week falls on March 12-18. Resources available from the NYNPA will include:

  • A 9-part series of promotional ads with quotes from famous Americans with their views about Freedom of Information
  • A teaching guide with graphic organizers
  • A collection of editorials and editorial cartoons from peers across New York State and across the country that will be availble to reprint with attribution.

Monthly Special Features

4 columns x 10" features highlighting different special events each month - new for April 2023 - Tax Day is April 15th - (Except When It Isn't)

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

  • Jackie Robinson Breaks MLB Color Barrier - 4/15
  • Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic - 4/15
  • Earth Day - 4/22
  • National Poetry Week - 4/23-4/29
  • National Library Month

NYS AG Literacy Week

This 8-part Mini Series includes:

  • An Introduction of NYS Agriculture
  • Three Farming Profiles
  • A Fun Agriculture Crossword Puzzle and Word Search
  • A Word About Languages
  • And a Kid-Friendly Recipe Highlighting Tomatoes!

These resources were created in partnership with New York Agriculture in the Classroom. This year's book is "Tomatoes for Neela" by Padma Lakshmi and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal.

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

New York News Publishers Association, Inc.
Phone/Fax (518) 449-1667 - Toll-free: (800) 777-1667

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