Kid Scoop team wins international education award
A project created by the Kid Scoop creative team for the United States Golf Association Museum won a 2018 ISHY for excellence in educational programming.MORE
Librarian links newspapers, Rotary and schools
Cathy Farley, a Rotarian and a librarian in Sparta, Tenn., convinced her local newspaper to run Kid Scoop to build a local literacy program to get kids excited about reading.
It's working, and she's onto something big. She formed a partnership between the local newspaper, Rotary Club, public library, and the school system.
Read more from Vicki Whiting at Kid ScoopMORE
Newspapers, Rotary Clubs can be powerful partners, Whiting says
"Rotary Clubs and community newspapers are powerful partners," says Vicki Whiting of Kid Scoop. "Rotarians are newspaper readers. Both newspapers and Rotarians believe in the importance of reading and being informed. For Rotarians, the partnership impacts education and lets them share with kids their own love of reading and community."MORE
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America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
New association launches today;
SNPA-Inland merger is complete
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.More