WEB EXCLUSIVE The 78th annual National Newspaper Week celebrates newspapers across the nation Oct. 7 -13.
This year’s theme slogan is “Journalism matters. NOW more than ever,” according to the National Newspaper Week website.
“Newspapers are important because they are well written and bring awareness to a variation of news topics,” junior Malinalli Cervantes said. “This is important because instead of reading an online article on one specific thing, you are supplied with many. It brings awareness to current issues that can affect you.”
Sponsored by the Newspaper Association Managers, this week celebrates and recognizes the service newspapers provide across North America.
“I think that they are helpful because some people like the physical reading material,” junior Ryann Minnis said. “They are specialized to your area so you know what is relevant in your community.”
The National Newspaper Week website has a content kit that contains everything from editorials to cartoons based on this year’s theme.
“Newspapers are a way for people to know what is happening around them and in the world on a continuous basis and also display important events that might affect people either positively or negatively,” junior Nisrine Rhamoui said. “It is crucial for people to have that knowledge spread to them.”