NIE Teacher Access

What is "Newspaper In Education" (NIE)?

Partnership with local classrooms

NIE is part of a national literacy program conducted by local teachers that uses the Tribune as an innovative teaching tool in their classroom. In addition to improving reading skills and learning about local current events, students enhance their communication and thinking skills. Plus, every Monday we feature the award-winning "Kid Scoop" page in the newspaper - and USA Weekend teacher-supplements are periodically passed along to the subscribing classrooms.

Who gets the newspaper and what does it cost? Each year more than 4,000 students in over 120 classrooms in Jackson, Jennings, and Scott counties receive the newspaper at NO cost to the schools or the students. The cost to coordinate, print and distribute these newspapers exceeds $35,000 per school year and is funded by the Tribune and these local businesses that contribute strong financial support to the program:

  • Conner Smith Eye Center
  • Jackson County REMC
  • Johnson Funeral Home
  • Schneck Medical Center
  • Seymour Pediatrics
  • Toyota Industrial Equipment
  • USA Weekend

In addition, education-minded individuals like YOU can donate your home-delivered newspapers to the program while you're on vacation. Beginning in 2005, we published our annual school-year Pet Calendar / Baby Calendar as an N.I.E. fundraiser - and we certainly thank these generous pet lovers and baby lovers for their support of this worthwhile cause!

For more information on NIE, or for additional teachers' tools, please visit:

For classroom orders or to contribute:
Tom Kesterson (812) 523-7058

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