This year marks the 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week (NNW), Oct. 1-7. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers in local communities across the country.
"I trust Kansas publishers will remind readers of the importance of their products to our communities and our system of government," said Doug Anstaett, executive director of the Kansas Press Association.
NNW materials, which have been underwritten for your use by KPA and other state press associations, are available for download at www.NationalNewspaperWeek.com. The NNW content kit contains editorials, editorial cartoons, promotional ads and more..
This year's theme is "Real Newspapers ... Real News!" The aim is to applaud and underscore newspaper media's role as the leading provider of news in print, online or via mobile devices.
National Newspaper Week participants can download materials now from the website and are encouraged to devote some space in next week's newspaper to reinforce the importance of newspapers to your communities.
Many publishers and editors also editorialize about their newspapers' unique relevance. This can be about your government watchdog role, coverage of community events, publication of timely public notices, etc.