Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

March 30, 2009

What is Newspapers in Education (NIE)?

How does NIE work?
Our newspaper not only serves as a "news" product, but also is an educational tool. It is the most up-to-date media available in print. It deals with issues from the "real world." Newspapers provide something for every student, increasing motivation, reading skills and test scores. The Independent offers a fresh look at events happening in our community today, as well as world events, from a perspective that makes it easy for children to understand. No textbook can do this as well — or as affordably.

How can teachers use NIE?
Question: How can you, as a concerned educator, promote a more global education for your students?
Answer: Introduce them to The Independent.
Today’s students are tomorrow’s citizens of the world. From banner headlines to back page roundups, from comics to classifieds, the newspaper is a living and relevant textbook for our times. Bring The Independent to your classroom and introduce your students to the world.
For more information on how you can join our NIE program contact Sue Fosson at sfosson@dailyindependent.com

Can others donate to NIE?
The NIE program is a partnership between our area business people, private donations and The Independent. Our newspaper is supplied to participating classrooms well below the suggested retail price. The funding for the program comes from members of the business community and private donations or sponsorships. These sponsors feel an investment in today’s youth will help our community while serving as a future business investment. Simply stated, a donation to the program offers media exposure for your business. All contributors are recognized in a collective thank you ad. Those who donate $250 or more are recognized in separate quarter page ads. Each sponsor that donates $500 are recognized in a separate half-page ad. This spreads the message to the community that you and your business are interested in the education of our area children.
Thanks to the huge support we receive, our NIE program continues to grow each year. But this growth can only be substantiated with the financial support of area people and businesses.

For information on becoming a sponsor in our NIE program please call Sue Fosson, our NIE Fundraiser, at (606) 326-2630 or (800) 326-2600, ext. 630, or email sfosson@dailyindependent.com