National Newspaper Association Foundation
The National Newspaper Association Foundation (NNAF) is the educational arm of the National Newspaper Association (NNA). Its mission is to enhance literacy, print journalism and the role of community newspapers. NNAF accomplishes its mission through projects such as the Community Building Symposium and Alan Cruikshank Scholars program.
Community Building Symposium
Research papers selected on newspapers and community building are presented at NNA’s Annual Convention and Trade Show. Co-sponsored by NNAF and the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media, the symposium includes such topics as encouraging community involvement through the newspaper, enhancing newspaper readership among specific groups in the community, addressing a diverse or multi-cultural audience, advertising issues and new technology.
Over $6,000 per year is needed to continue this educational program.
Alan Cruikshank Scholars
The NNAF/Cruikshank Scholars program was created to honor Alan Cruikshank, a Fountain Hills, AZ, publisher, for his commitment to his community and to the community newspaper profession. Then-NNA President Robert (Bob) Sweeney unveiled the NNAF Cruikshank Scholars program in 2004, with the presentation of a $10,000 grant from the Denver-based Kenneth King Foundation to support two scholars.
As part of its mission to enhance the role of community newspapers, the National Newspaper Association Foundation selects one or two NNAF Cruikshank Scholars each academic year when funds are available.
We need $5,000 for each scholar, per year to continue this valuable program.
In order to continue to support these projects and to expand NNAF’s ability to provide more opportunities to enhance literacy, print journalism and the role of community newspapers... we need your support
How you can help
If you would like to donate to the National Newspaper Association Foundation, contact
Elizabeth (Liz) Parker, President
New Jersey Hills Media Inc.
PO Box 687
Bernardsville, NJ 07924-0687
Jerry Reppert, Vice President
PO Box 529
Anna, IL 62906-0529
Bill Miller, Treasurer
P.O. Box 336
Washington, MO 63090-0336