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'Patriot-News' Named 2007 World's Best NIE Program

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'Patriot-News' Named 2007 World's Best NIE Program

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The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., on Tuesday was honored as having the best Newspaper In Education (NIE) by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN).

WAN awarded its World Young Reader Prize to the Patriot-News in the NIE category for "Schoolhouse News," a program aimed at increasing student literacy and boosting home delivery by involving parents in the newspaper learning activities.

Judges liked the fact that the onus for learning, far from being the sole responsibility of the schools, was placed firmly in a joint effort between parents and schools in this clearly defined program that resulted in many memorable moments of fun-filled learning which will be the catalyst for the ongoing success of the project and the further development of future readers," WAN said.

The New York Daily News and the Denver Newspaper Agency, which handles the business and production operations of The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News, were named as runners-up in the editorial strategy category. …

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