Black Press Institute

“‘The Institute” is a partnership between the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation and Howard University. The Institute provides an academic link for the Black Press to: conduct market research, run a series of staff development programs, coordinate national internship and fellowship programs, develop strategic technology, and ensure that the legacy and historical archives of the Black Press are preserved for generations to come. More on internship opportunities.

NorthStar Investigative Reporting Program

Provides investigative reporting training for individual newsroom staff and interns. Contributors are able to commission a series of investigative reports on general or specific topics.

NNPA Fellowships

Allow foundations, corporations, and organizations to financially sponsor a fellow, serving as a staff member at the NNPA News Service, whose responsibility would be to write stories on a specific topic within the scope of interest to the NNPA Foundation and Black Press readers. Also allows general contributions to Howard University-based program that allows college student to work for the NNPA News Service for a limited time for the purpose of experience and professional growth.

NNPA Op-Ed Column Series

Allow organizations/corporations to commission the distribution of a series of op-editorials to our member newspapers on a select subject.

NNPA Press Release Distribution Service

Allows organizations and corporations to pay for the distribution of press releases to all NNPA member newspapers.

NNPA Conference Receptions

Annual NNPA conferences include Winter workshops in January, Black Press Week in Mid March, the annual summer conference in June and September Board Meetings during the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Weekend in September. Reception, breakfast, luncheon and forum sponsorship packages are available.

NNPA Merit Awards

Annual writing/photography competition between NNPA member newspapers. This is the staple event during our annual June conference. Sponsorship package negotiable.

NNPA NewsMaker of the Year Awards Dinner

Annual award given during Black Press Week in March to a person who has made significant news in The Black Press of America during the previous year. Sponsorship package negotiable.