Tallinn, Aug 27, 1999. On the eve of the new school year, starting
on Sept 1, teachers in Estonia received a new teaching aid devoted
to teaching about the newspaper. Issue No 3 of the Newspaper Paper,
published by the Estonian Newspaper Association as part of the Newspapers
in Education (NIE) programme, contains stories in various genres
about jobs, trades and occupations.
The paper’s aim is two-fold: to teach pupils about different newspaper
genres, such as news, opinion, feature, and press photo. The second
aim is to provide information about how to choose a profession.
The Newspaper Paper is financed by the Open Estonia Foundation,
which has also supported publication of the two previous issues.
No 1 was solely devoted to what newspapers are, while No 2 was dealing
with elections and election coverage in the press.
Each of the three issues of the Newspaper Paper is accompanied
by a set of 20 exercises meant to activate pupils in making use
of the newspaper in various classes.
The Estonian Newspaper Association started the NIE programmes in
1998, with assistance from the NIE Committee at the World Association
of Newspapers and from NIE groups in Finland, Norway, Sweden and
Estonian Newspaper Association
More information: Tarmu Tammerk, Managing Director of the Estonian
Newspaper Association, tel (372) 646 1005, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org