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Newspaper in Education resources for newspapers

Here is a collection of materials and tools for newspaper staff operating Newspaper in Education programs.

The NIE community observes NIE Week during the first full week of March. NIE Week 2019 is March 4-8, 2019.

In the past, API has highlighted resources or youth and media projects around NIE Week:

Guides and tools

NIE: Getting started
You’ll find tips, templates, suggestions and advice from veterans in the field in this guide.

Youth content: Getting started
Featuring advice from veteran youth editors, this manual outlines the may ways that newspapers “do” youth content and presents a variety of approaches — not only what works, but what doesn’t.

Best practices toolkit
Specifically designed to help NIE professionals conduct comprehensive self-audits of their programs, this toolkit gives you what you need to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your program.

Digital NIE: A guide to using e-editions with NIE programs
This white paper provides step-by-step directions for launching a digital NIE program that are suitable for newspapers already producing electronic editions as well as newspapers just getting started with them.

Newspaper in Education: A guide for weekly and community newspapers
Revised in 2005, this guide is designed to help smaller-market newspapers develop NIE programs.

Newspaper in Education workshop workbook
Whether it’s your first workshop or your 100th, the tools you need to conduct successful NIE workshops are in this guide.


NIE and young readers initiatives listserv
Learn from and help others who work with young reader programs across the country. To join the listserv, send an email along with job title, newspaper and full contact information to Kevin Loker <>. Use the subject line “Join Forum.”

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