Celebrate! It's National Newspaper Week

October 4, 2018
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Newspapers in Kansas are encouraged to participate in the 78th annual National Newspaper Week Oct. 7 to 13,which recognizes the service of newspapers and their employees to communities across North America.

This year’s theme is: “Journalism matters. NOW more than ever.”

A content kit is accessible to all Kansas Press Association member newspapers.

It contains contains editorials, editorial cartoons, promotional ads and more. It is all available for download at no charge to daily and non-daily newspapers across North America.

NNW is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., the consortium of North American trade associations representing the industry on a state and provincial, regional and national basis, including KPA.

“With the atmosphere surrounding our industry and the cries of fake news, it is important for our members to make sure readers know we provide ‘real news’ in every edition,” said Emily Bradbury, KPA executive director.

“This is an opportunity for us to protect our brand as the chief information center in our communities.”

You can participate in National Newspaper Week by downloading these materials and devoting as many column inches as possible to reinforce “the importance of newspapers to your communities.”

You can make it local as well by editorializing about your newspaper’s unique relevance. This can be about your government watchdog role, coverage of community events and the publication of timely public notices and advertising of products, services and events in your area.

KPA pays a fee each year for each of our newspapers to have access to the National Newspaper Week content,” Bradbury said. “It’s that important. It’s the one week when it’s really OK for all of us to toot our own horns.”