Special Day set aside to recognize unsung portion of the newspaper industry

Each year, we recognize the accomplishments of newspaper carriers who are working hard to get the newspaper into the hands of our readers.

This year, the newspaper industry has designated Saturday, October 7, 2017, as International Newspaper Carrier Day, a salute to the hundreds of thousands of newspaper carriers who deliver the news to Americans every week.

A number of former newspaper carriers have gone on to achieve national prominence in business, entertainment, politics and the press. John Wayne, Warren Buffett and Martin Luther King Jr. are among the former carriers who are now part of the Newspaper Carrier Hall of Fame, which began in 1960 by the International Circulation Managers Association and now is archived by the News Media Alliance.

International Newspaper Carrier Day is held in conjunction with National Newspaper Week, Oct. 1-7, 2017, now in its 77th year and which is sponsored separately by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc.

International Newspaper Carrier Day 2017 Ads:

The News Media Alliance has produced 2017 International Newspaper Carrier Day ads for use during National Newspaper Week and on International Newspaper Carrier Day. We encourage members to run the ads in your publications to show support. The ad contains data from BuzzFeed News January 2017 report, “Most American Adults Get News From Facebook — But They Don’t Really Trust It, A New Survey Says,” as well as the Nielsen Scarborough, Research R2, 2016.



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