Our News in Education (NIE) programs reach thousands of students throughout our communities every day. We proudly thank our subscribers, businesses, institutions and non-profit organizations who donate to support our NIE programs. Together they provide e-Edition newspapers (exact digital replica of the printed newspaper), educational resources and more at no-cost to local schools. These resources help K-12 students develop reading skills, be engaged with their community, and inspire young people to participate in the world.
Become a Sponsor
By sponsoring an educational program you will assist educators in your community by promoting literacy. Below are some of the ways to help support your community and education in schools by becoming an NIE sponsor.
Publication or Program Sponsorship
Local and national businesses can promote their organization by sponsoring educational materials for use in the classroom or at home.
NIE offers a wide variety sponsorship opportunities including lesson plans, customized special sections, coloring contests, and teacher guides. These materials will be included on the NIE website and can also be distributed inside the newspaper and e-Edition. All materials can be tailored to a sponsor's goals and objectives.
Publication and program sponsors can receive the following benefits:
- Company logo on the publication or materials.
- Company logo and link to sponsor website on NIE website at nie4u.com.
- Inclusion in thank-you ads that are published electronically on the NIE site at nie4u.com/sponsors and are promoted via newsletters and via social media channels (for up to one year).
- Distribution of sponsored publication or materials in newspaper and e-Edition.
- Materials posted on the NIE webiste (nie4u.com) and promoted through newsletters and social media channels.
E-Edition Subscription Sponsorship
Give the gift of lifetime learning by providing local classrooms access to the e-Edition (digital newspaper). Currently, more than 32,000 students throughout our communities participate in our NIE programs at no-cost to them. Any donation amount is appreciated.
Here are the current general sponsorship levels:
- Platinum $2,500
- Gold $1,200
- Silver $600
- Bronze: $300
- Class Leader: $150
To pledge your sponsorship today, make your check payable to the appropriate newspaper (The Sacramento Bee, The Fresno Bee, The Modesto Bee, San Luis Obispo Tribune or Merced Sun-Star) and send to the NIE Regional Manager, or to discuss a program that fits your needs, contact:
NIE Regional Manager
P/O. Box 15779
Sacramento, CA 95852