ERIC Number: ED362425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Newspaper Association of America Foundation: Report for 1991-92.
American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC.
This document contains the 1991-92 annual report of the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) Foundation. The group previously was known as the American Newspaper Publishers Association (ANPA) Foundation. Throughout the report, the foundation is referred to as ANPA when referring to past activities, and NAA when referring to the present and future. The foundation has four basic objectives: (1) develop informed and intelligent newspaper readers; (2) enhance minority opportunity in newspapering; (3) develop and strengthen public understanding of a free press; and (4) advance the professionalism of the press. The 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights dominated the foundation's activities during 1991 and much of 1992. The foundation helped make free copies of the U.S. Constitution available to newspapers and offered a free poster containing questions and answers about the U.S. Constitution. Cash grants were awarded to several organizations in a continuing effort to promote understanding of the First Amendment by young people, students, and the general public. The foundation intensified its emphasis on minorities during 1991-92. In 1992 a diversity action plan was adopted, with a goal of achieving genuine progress in newspapers toward minority hiring, retention, and promotion by the year 2000. The plan emphasizes actions newspapers can take to advance the position of minorities in newspapers, and includes seminars, training programs, and fellowships. Education and literacy continued to be prime concerns. By the end of 1991, an estimated half a million newspapers a day were being distributed to classrooms throughout the nation through the Newspaper in Education program. (DK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom of Speech, Journalism, Literacy Education, Mass Instruction, Minority Groups, Newspapers, Organizational Objectives, Public Opinion
Newspaper Association of America Foundation, The Newspaper Center, 11600 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights