NNW 17 1250x840 RGBThis week, we observe the 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week: Oct. 1-7. The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers to communities large and small all over.

Materials for NNW are available for download at NationalNewspaperWeek.com.

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 are encouraged to devote as many column inches as possible to reinforce the importance of newspapers to your communities.

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

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.
Since the principle is timeless, the materials, new and archived, remain on the website and accessible year-round as a continuing resource.

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. NNW is administered this year by CNPA Executive Director Tom Newton, who is NAM vice president.

Thank you for supporting National Newspaper Week. And if you haven’t taken part in previous years, please do so this week.

Previously: We have the tools to find the facts (Tom Newton)