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Seattle Times Newspapers In Education accepts world young reader prize

For Immediat Release — Aug. 18, 2015
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers awarded The Seattle Times Newspapers In Education (NIE) program a silver award in the World Young Reader Prize for Enduring Excellence (News in Education).

On their website, The World Association of Newspapers and New Publishers wrote this about The Seattle Times NIE program recognition:

This program has managed to make a news in education program prosper where so many have died, largely thanks to creating strong partnerships, expanding the target groups and teacher audience through extensive face-to-face actions. The publisher provides educators free access to The Seattle Times Sunday e-edition as well as highly tailored lesson plans, sponsored curricula, educational articles, teacher guides and workshops. The paper works closely with over 22 different sponsors, raising over $380,000 to fund different lessons. This is an amazing example of [a] classic, dynamic program that has morphed enough to thrive in a tough new era, maintaining the capacity to produce results for teachers, students and the publisher itself.

The prize will be awarded in a ceremony on September 3, 2015 in Mumbai, India during the WAN-IFRA India conference that will include a session on strategies for youth engagement.

To learn more about NIE, watch the award acceptance video below or visit the program site.

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(click to watch)