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).

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* APA News

Advertising Contest winners announced

The winners of the 2014 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest were announced March 14 at the Arkansas Press Association Awards Luncheon at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. The luncheon concluded the annual Advertising Conference. Click the link below for a complete list of this year's winners:

Winners of the 2014 Arkansas Press Association Better Newspaper Advertising Contest.

New Freedom of Information Handbooks available

The 16th Edition of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Handbook is now available. Copies may be obtained from the Arkansas Attorney General, 200 Catlett Prien Tower Building, Little Rock, AR 72201; 501.682.2007; Fax: 501.682.8084; website: Copies may also be obtained from the Arkansas Press Association, 411 South Victory, Little Rock, AR 72201; 501.374.1500; Fax: 501.374.7509, and can be downloaded from the "Publications" section of this website:


Cover Contest winners announced

The winners of the 2014 Arkansas Media Directory Contest Cover Photo Contest were announced Feb. 26 exclusively in the APA Forums. The announcements are in the "Photography Forum." Congratulations to the winners!

Go to the APA Forums.

* Upcoming Events

Freedom of Information Forum Coming

The Arkansas Press Association and Arkansas Attorney General will join forces to present a Freedom of Information Act seminar in the newly-opened Ron Robinson Theater at the Centeral Arkansas Library, 2-4 p.m. on Wed., April 30. Those wishing to attend can sign up by contacting the Association headquarters (501.374.1500; email:
For more information go to:

Young Journalist Award deadline May 16

The Arkansas Press Association (APA) is calling for nominees for the 5th Annual Outstanding Young Journalist Award established by Steve Trolinger and Community Publishers, Inc. Follow the link below for more information, guidelines and qualifications:

Outstanding Young Journalist Award: Fact Sheet

Nominations should be submitted to Tom Larimer at the APA headquarters (501.374.1500; email: He can answer further questions as well.