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Congratulations to the Herald-Leader Newspaper in Education project “Mr. Dogwood Goes to Washington” for winning an international award from the World Association of Newspapers for the best “Newspaper and Literacy” project in the world! The unique newspaper chapter story was written by Kentucky author Leigh Anne Florence and illustrated by Kentucky illustrator James Asher and had a civic literacy theme. The story included a podcast, scrapbooks and online learning activities.
This annual statewide Kentucky literacy project was sponsored by LG&E/KU, both E.ON companies, Kentucky Press Association and the Kentucky Secretary of States Office. The project is directed by Kriss Johnson, NIE Manager.
The prize honors the newspaper that devises the year’s most innovative project to develop young readership. WAN is a non-profit non-governmental organization representing more than 18,000 publications in 102 nations in five continents. The award will be presented to the Herald-Leader in Amsterdam this fall.
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Kriss Johnson receiving
the WAN award
“Newspapers and Literacy”
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