On this page you will find various programs and opportunities that may be of interest that are being led by fellow news industry groups, coalitions, state press associations, etc.
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May 26, 2022
Kid Scoop News Helps Kids Learn News Literacy
To read, kids need topics they’re interested in presented in a way that entices them to read. Sadly, local school budgets are strapped and unable to provide students with the supplementary reading materials to foster more reading for fun–an activity critical to reading achievement. That’s where Kid Scoop News, a nonprofit to get kids reading more, comes in. Each month Kid Scoop distributes a reader, called Kid Scoop News, to select classrooms. Each issue ‘wraps’ favorite topics like sports, pets and science in activities such as word searches, drawing and puzzles kids really love. Unlike digital devices, with Kid Scoop News, students get their own personal copy to hold and read, write in, cut up and take home. Sometimes it’s the only reading material they have. Kid Scoop News is free to deserving kids because it’s paid for by sponsors.
The Nebraska Press Association, in cooperation with the local newspapers, helps to get Kid Scoop News Nebraska distributed to 10,000 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students each month in public and private schools in Northeast and North Central Nebraska. Editor & Publisher recently wrote about the program.
To learn more about sponsoring a classroom or school in your area, click here.
August 25, 2021
Community News Fund Initiative
Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation
The Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) Foundation will soon relaunch its Community News Fund initiative, which provides local newspapers with the ability to easily fundraise and accept tax-deductible donations. Available to any newspaper association interested in participating, this is a “white label” offering whereby each association can “brand” the initiative as its own with the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation acting as the fiscal sponsor for your members. The WNA Foundation will provide any newspaper association interested in offering the Community Newspaper Fund to its members a library of marketing materials that can be used to help newspapers run their campaigns and ensure the most success possible. In addition, a roadmap with step-by-step suggestions for how newspapers can implement each phase of their campaign will be provided. For more information, email Beth Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the News/Media Alliance staff have contributed to this post.