NIE Image Blurb

The Arkansas Press Association, through its Newspaper in Education (NIE) program, has created an extensive array of education resources for teachers and NIE Coordinators throughout the state. With the assistance of corporate partners, Arkansas NIE now provides a wide range of teaching materials that anyone can use free, with just the click of a button.

* NIE Spotlight

Digital NIE

A Guide to Digital NIE

The NAA Foundation presents the first-ever complete guide to using electronic editions with NIE programs. This 60-page white paper provides step-by-step directions for launching a digital NIE program, suitable for newspapers already producing electronic editions as well as newspapers just getting started with them.

Download Digital NIE here (2.95 MB).

For more information contact info@arkansaspress.org.

* APA News

2015 News Editorial Contest Rules & Entry Forms

Rules and entry forms for the 2015 Better Newspaper News-Editorial Contest sponsored annually by the Arkansas Press Association (APA) have been sent to all member newspapers. To download extra copies, click here (416 kB). The deadline for submitting entries is March 31, 2015 (5:00 p.m.). The Awards Presentation will take place on July 11 during the APA's SuperConvention at the Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock.

Cover Photo Contest finalists announced

The 10 finalists in the 2015 Cover Photo Contest have been announced exclusively in the APA Forums. To see the outstanding photos and who took them, go to the Phography Forum:

APA Forums — Photography

Congratulations to the top vote getters. The competition was stiff this year with nearly 60 photos submitted and 30 receiving votes. The top three winners will appear on the cover of the 2015 Arkansas Media Directory.

APA board to hold Spring Retreat

The board of the Arkansas Press Association will hold its Spring Retreat at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain, April 2-3.

* Upcoming Events

2015 Advertising Conference

The Arkansas Press Association's 2015 Advertising Conference, featuring the results of the 2015 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest, will be held March 12-13 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. Click below to get more information, a conference schedule and a registration form:

Conference brochure and registration form

APA 'Day at the Races'

The Arkansas Press Association is once again hosting a "Day at the Races" at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs. The event will take place Friday, March 27 at the Jockey Club. Space is limited, so those wishing to attend are encouraged to call the APA (501.374.1500) and get their names on the list. Click below for the...
2015 Day at the Races flyer/registration fom.

Annual SuperConvention set for July 8-11

The Arkansas Press Association has announced the dates for it's 2015 SuperConvention. It will be held July 8-11 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock.