National Newspaper Week – Oct. 3-9: materials available on NNWeek website


Thank you for your interest and support of National Newspaper Week. This year’s observance will be held October 3-9.

This 81st annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers.

KPA is a member of NAM and pays a fee so that all KPA member newspapers may have access to the National Newspaper Week promotional materials.

“Community Forum” is this year’s theme. We want to thank The Relevance Project and Newspaper Association Managers for the concept of this year’s theme. Click here to learn more about The Relevance Project.

The content kit below is a little different than in years past. The kit will contain promotional ads, editorials and the like, all suitable for you to publish in celebration of National Newspaper Week. You can find the materials at and continue checking the site as National Newspaper Week nears because information will continue to be uploaded.

Additionally, we are also including resources to help each newspaper become the Community Forum in their community. Additional resources are available at no cost to all newspapers at

All of this is available for download at no charge to daily and non-daily newspapers across North America. We will continue to update the kit with additional materials including editorials and editorial cartoons.

Additional materials for use by newspapers promoting NNW will be posted below as they become available.



Plan to Celebrate National Newspaper Week by downloading these materials and devoting as many column inches as possible to reinforce the importance of Newspaper to your communities.


Make it local by editorializing about your newspaper’s unique relevance. This can be about your duties as government watchdog, your role as a community forum and 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.

Thank you for supporting National Newspaper Week. You already know there is power in association. And the same principle holds when associations like ours band together to provide even greater impact — both directly to newspaper members locally and collectively to the overall industry nationwide.

Brian Allfrey
Executive Director
Utah Press Association

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