Congratulations Better Newspaper Contest winners!

Click above to view the winners tab.

Results of the 2014 HSPA Foundation Better Newspaper Contest were announced Saturday, Dec. 6, in Indianapolis.

For a digital version of the winners tab, click here.

To download a word-searchable list of winners, click here.

To download first-place stories, click the desired division:


HSPA Foundation congratulates all of the winners! Hover mouse over photos for cutlines.

Newspapers, register to host advertising intern

The HSPA Foundation announces its second year of the advertising internship program.

Last year’s pilot project worked well for the majority of newspapers who participated, and some even hired the intern.

The Foundation’s role includes recruiting qualified students from the Midwest region, setting up the application and selection process, and providing sales training for the students before they begin.

Newspapers that sign up for the program agree to offer at least minimum wage ($7.25 per hour) to the selected student, cover the student’s FICA and Medicare taxes that they cannot recover, and offer a commission of at least 1 percent (5 percent preferable) for a minimum of eight 40-hour weeks. (Commission does not apply if hiring a graphic designer.) Read more »

Use the News in the classroom: Dec. 15-19, 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.