Use the News classroom activities: July 14-25, 2014

megaphone-dude-cutoutThe HSPA Foundation offers weekly lesson plans for teachers who use the newspaper in the classroom.

The lesson ideas include Common Core Standards for reading informational text, plus standards for science, math and writing.

Click here to access this week's lessons and a downloadable activity sheet.

Annual Conference: The future is now

The HSPA and Foundation Annual Conference promises a trove of information and hobnobbing for Indiana newspaper professionals.

Mark your calendars for the yearly meeting of media minds, designed to offer industry ideas and opportunities for increasing revenue and collaborating.

The event Sept. 25-26 will bring together the state’s newspaper publishers, executives and advertising and circulation staffs at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

Register by Aug. 21 for early-bird rates. Registration is available online here or via brochures newspapers received by mail. Read more »

Foundation donations fund important work

By Karen T. Braeckel
HSPA Foundation

The calendar shows June well in our rearview mirror. How did that happen?

You may recall in this year’s January edition of The Publisher, then-HSPA Foundation President Pat Lanman challenged everyone from publishers on down to participate in a fund drive dubbed 2014K.

As a guest writer in this space, Lanman outlined his plan:

“2014K” is a program that comes from the belief that people working together can accomplish much. Read more »