Newspaper in Education (NIE) is a national program designed to advance the use of newspapers in schools. The main purpose of the program is to improve reading, spelling and writing abilities as well as critical thinking skills. NIE programs help teachers at all levels use newspapers to meet their curriculum objectives in the classroom.

Newspapers Canada is pleased to provide a number of NIE resources to help newspapers, teachers and students. Click on the links below to begin planning your NIE program.

Provincial Curriculum Documents

Children’s Book Publishers Contacts

Curriculum Overviews

Newspapers Canada has compiled curriculum overviews for each Canadian province. This research highlight areas in which newspapers can be used in the classroom to achieve specific grade appropriate learning outcomes from Grade 4 to Grade 12 in relevant subjects such as English, Social Studies, Communication Studies, Law and so on. Each PDF also provides links to associated education websites and curriculum documents.

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
All provinces (Excel spreadsheet)


Getting Kids Reading
Teaching Kids the News
Where to download SMART Notebook software
Where to find more training opportunities (both free and fee based)

Local Newspapers in Education programs

Contact your local daily or community newspaper to learn more about individual NIE programs across Canada.