National Newspaper Week (NNW) this year runs from Oct. 5-11, the first full week in October. The Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) have sponsored the national observance since 1940.
This year, the theme is: “NEWSPAPERS –The Foundation of Vibrant Communities.”
MNA is especially excited about this year’s theme and NNW content since most of it was created by Minnesota newspaper professionals. This year’s NNW theme was chosen by MNA’s executive director, Lisa Hills. Nearly all of the NNW content available to newspapers nationwide was a result of the marvelous talents of Minnesota newspaper people. The staff at the Detroit Lakes Newspapers designed the NNW logo and ad. Keith Anderson, Director of News for ECM Publications wrote one of the columns and MNA’s president, Pete Mohs, wrote another column. Two of the cartoons were created by Dave Granlund, an editorial cartoonist who lives in Minnesota. (Visit’s Dave’s website for more information www.davegranlund.com.)
MNA is a huge supporter of National Newspaper Week and its mission to spread the good word about the important work of newspapers in our communities. NNW is the only industry observance of newspapers during the year. MNA encourages its members to help promote the week by utilizing the materials.
All of the materials are available – at no charge – for use at any time during the year. The package includes the 2014 National Newspaper Week logo, a quarter page ad that can be personalized with your logo, editorial cartoons and several columns. The promotional package can be downloaded by going to www.nationalnewspaperweek.com.
You can also view and share this special National Newspaper Week message from 2013-2014 National Newspaper Association President Robert Williams: