Brought to You By… Newspapers

In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Including newspapers.

National Newspaper Association: It’s nothing new to hear someone claim that newspapers are dying. But the National Newspaper Association says there’s life left in newsprint, especially at the local level. According to its 2013 Readership Survey, 96 percent of readers still paid for their newspapers, and 70 percent read all or most of their community paper.

American Society of News Editors: Newsrooms would be lost without their editors. That’s why the American Society of News Editors was founded in 1922—to support editors fighting for freedom of the press and upholding journalism ethics.

American Forest and Paper Association: Recycling all of America’s newspapers could save 250 million trees each year. That’s a lot of trees! But recycling paper can also save landfill space and money, especially for papermakers. To support that effort, the American Forest and Paper Association provides resources to help communities improve their recycling programs.

Alex Beall

By Alex Beall

Alex Beall is an associate editor for Associations Now with a masters in journalism and a penchant for Instagram. MORE

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