National Newspaper Week set for October 7 – 13

Make plans now to start visiting the home page of National Newspaper Week at This year’s observance will be held Oct. 7-13.

And in doing so, make sure to check for a Kentucky-specific house ad below. You’ll see a link for the 2018 NNW house ad and right below that is a link to specific house ads for each state. Click on that link and then the link to the Kentucky ad.

This 78th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North American and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers.

The content kit below contains editorials, editorial cartoons, promotional ads and more; 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.

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

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

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.

PLEASE ALSO MAKE IT LOCAL by editorializing about your newspaper’s 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.

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.

Beth Bennett
Executive Director
Wisconsin Newspaper Association

Column by Dave Zweifel, Editor Emeritus, The Capital Times, Madison, Wis.

“Journalism matters because democracy matters”

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In a career spanning nearly five decades, Dave Zweifel, editor emeritus of The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin, has been an articulate and tireless advocate for the people’s “right to know” the workings of their government and how its actions affect their daily lives.

Download the 2018 NNW house ad:

Quarter Page BW

NEWSPAPERS ARE ENCOURAGED to replace the “National Newspaper Week” line at the bottom of the house ad with their own flags or logos.

Click here to access state-specific house ads.

Column by Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and of the Institute’s First Amendment Center. (Originally published in 2015; not date specific. Approx. 800 words).

“Power of the press is in being the Way to Know for news consumers”

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DOCX format
TXT format
Author headshot

Editorial Cartoons Archive

Jack Ohman (Color)
Charlie Daniel (Color)
John Darkow (BW)
Wayne Stroot (BW)
Marshall Ramsey (BW)

Crossword puzzle feature (originally offered in 2013; not date sensitive)

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Blank puzzle
Puzzle answers

For more information on National Newspaper Week, contact Committee Chair Beth Bennett, executive director, Wisconsin Newspaper Association, 608-283-7621 or

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