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Time to rally against harmful legislation

The 67th session of the North Dakota State Legislature is in full swing – albeit with some modifications in place to help curb the potential spread of Covid-19. Public testimony is in some cases  limited to written submissions, but that presents an opportunity: Even if you aren’t able to travel to Bismarck to testify, your outreach to legislators can have a big impact in ensuring proposed legislation that would harm the state’s newspapers is dead on arrival.

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Legislative interns ready for important session

Three interns are gearing up to cover the upcoming legislative session as part of the North Dakota Newspaper Association Education Foundation internship program. Alexandra Kautzman, Dylan Sherman, and Brayden Zenker said they are excited to learn from the opportunity while sharing their legislative session articles with member newspapers.

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NDNA board chooses new executive director

Sarah Elmquist Squires, editor of a twice-weekly newspaper in Winona, Minn, will take the helm of the NDNA beginning Dec. 1. She will succeed Steve Andrist, becoming the ninth executive director of the 134-year-old newspaper association.

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Survey shows strong readership in state

North Dakotans read newspapers even more today than they did six years ago, according to the results of a new survey conducted for NDNA by Coda Ventures of Nashville, Tenn. The survey shows that 86 percent of North Dakota adults read a local newspaper, up 3 percent from the NDNA's last survey, in 2014.

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Free speech author speaks to Dakotans Oct. 15

Author Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America, will present a free online "Gamechanger" program at 4 p.m. Oct. 15.

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Three join NDNA's 50 Year Club
September 10, 2020

Three join NDNA's 50 Year Club

Three North Dakota newspaper staffers have joined the NDNA 50-year club after each completed a half century of service to the newspaper industry.

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Cares grant multi-faceted
September 4, 2020

Cares grant multi-faceted

NDNA has received a CARES Act grant to promote the history and interpretation of the Constitution. Constitution columns and newspaper relief are part of grant package.

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History project features two ND newsmen

The first 13 oral history interviews by former ND journalist Teri Finneman, now an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, were video interviews. The Dobson and Kelly interviews will be audio only however.

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'My Freedoms' campaign recruiting ND celebrities

Calling North Dakota celebrities! NDNA is working on a program that uses famous North Dakotans to comment on the importance of constitutional freedoms.

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Summer coverage bonus: Interns to provide state stories for NDNA members

NDNA has hired two reporting interns to provide stories for use by member newspapers this summer: Sydney Hoover and Lucie Krisman began working June 1. They are writing weekly stories that have significance or interest to communities across the state.

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