Ohio News Media Foundation

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The Ohio News Media Foundation was formed in 1976 by members of The Ohio News Media Association. The Foundation is a non-profit organization operated for charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes with a view to achieving the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in all phases of journalism and newspaper publishing. These goals are pursued through research and educational programs and activities that include the following:

Donate to the Ohio News Media Foundation

You can donate online by clicking here

Donations to the Ohio News Media Foundation go toward a variety of interests, including scholarships for high school and college students, journalism education research, Newspapers in Education, the Ohio Newspaper Carrier Achievement Awards and more.

These projects require continual planning and funding in order to support newspapers and education around Ohio. Your contribution will help strengthen the foundation for newspapers of the future and its readers.

Per Internal Revenue Service regulations for a 501 (c)(3) foundation under IRS code, all contributions are tax-deductible. They should be addressed to:

The Ohio News Media Foundation
1335 Dublin Road, Suite 216-B
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614-486-6677

Questions? Contact Sue Bazzoli at ext. 1018 or sbazzoli@ohionews.org

Scholarships

Scholarships

Wouldn't some extra money in your college account come in handy?  The Ohio News Media Foundation offers scholarships to high school seniors and college students majoring in newspaper related programs. The application is simple and the decisions are timely.  Read below and get started!!

Ohio News Media Foundation Scholarships for Academic Year 2020-21

The Ohio News Media Foundation, in alignment with its mission of achieving the highest standards of
excellence and professionalism in all phases of journalism and newspaper publishing, awards
scholarships to high school and collegiate students annually. The foundation provides funding through a
variety of events and donations to this fund. Donations are accepted at ONM Foundation.

Application Information:

  • Deadline for all applications is end of business Friday, May 15, 2020.
  • All applicants must use application form provided by Ohio News Media Foundation.
  • Applications may be sent via regular mail or email but must be received by end of business on Friday, May 15, 2020 for consideration.

For additional requirements and information, including previous scholarship winners, download the complete information here.

For questions, contact Michelle “Mike” Widner at 614-486-6677 or mwidner@ohionews.org.
 

Ohio High School Scholarships
 

2020-21 Minority Journalism Scholarship - $1,250

This award is specifically for Ohio high school minority students who are graduating seniors interested in studying journalism, advertising, marketing or communications at an accredited college or university within the United States during the academic year 2020-21.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should be African American, Hispanic, Asian American or American Indian.
  • Graduating senior at Ohio high school.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (C+) required
  • Download the application form here>>


2020-21 Ohio High School Journalism Scholarship – $1,250

This award is for Ohio high school students who are graduating seniors interested in studying journalism, advertising, marketing or communications at an accredited college or university within the United States during the academic year 2020-21.

Eligibility:


Ohio College and University Scholarships

 

The Harold K. Douthit Scholarship - $1,000

This award is for a student currently enrolled and majoring in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university. The scholarship is named for Harold K. Douthit, founder of Douthit Communications, Inc., Sandusky, and a former president of the Ohio News Media Association.

Eligibility:

  • Student currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior at an Ohio college or university for the Academic Year 2020-21.
  • Majoring in field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, marketing, or communications.
  • Minimum GPA 2.5 (C+)
  • Download the application form here>>


Ohio News Media Foundation University Journalism Scholarship - $1,250

This award is for a student currently enrolled and majoring in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.

Eligibility:

  • Student currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior at an Ohio college or university for the Academic Year 2020-21.
  • Majoring in field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, marketing, or communications.
  • Minimum GPA 2.5 (C+)
  • Download the application form here>>

Newspapers in Education

Ohio Newspapers In Education (ONIE) is an ongoing activity of the Ohio News Media Foundation, representing all Newspapers in Education (NIE) coordinators in the state of Ohio. The Foundation is affiliated with The Ohio News Media Association, the trade association for all 83 daily newspapers in Ohio and an additional 179 weekly newspapers.

Newspapers In Education is an exciting and innovative program designed to motivate students by using the newspaper as an educational tool in the classroom. Newspapers can be used in a variety of studies including language arts, math, science, history, social studies and economics. Curricula are made available to teachers to show the many uses of this up-to-the-minute text.

NIE coordinators are employed by local newspapers to promote and coordinate the use of newspapers as an educational resource in elementary and secondary schools.

NIE coordinators help provide classroom newspapers by recruiting area sponsors and community contributions to help cover the cost of the newspapers that are delivered to schools. Their efforts make the newspaper an affordable tool for teachers. In addition, they:

  • Host teacher workshops to assist teachers with classroom uses of the newspaper
  • Provide model teaching
  • Develop newspaper curricula
  • Explain and promote newspaper careers
  • Create in-paper family and school activities to promote reading and literacy
  • Provide tours of newspaper sites

Many newspapers have full-time or part-time NIE coordinators, while others have staff who are responsible for the NIE assignment. All newspapers are interested in developing young readers and want to help teachers in their local schools. If you are interested in having “the living textbook” delivered to your school please contact your nearest newspaper!

NIE Links

NIE Contacts

NIE Funding

NIE Curriculum Material