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Newspapers in Education

The Newspaper in Education (NIE) program allows teachers and students throughout Newton County to utilize The Covington News as a “living textbook.” We are proud to offer you our newspaper for use in your classrooms. There are many ways in which the newspaper can be utilized, both with special sections throughout the year as well as local coverage. This is an excellent way of sharpening your student’s minds and opening their eyes to the vast variety of news sections we offer weekly.


“Students in schools with at least some NIE programs did 10% better than students in schools that had no “NIE program.” This is a quote for the Newspaper Association of America’s publication “Measuring Success” published in 2001. What teacher would not want to increase the grades in their classroom by 10%?

Best of all, this program is FREE!!! We have local sponsors that make this program possible so classrooms can receive papers.

Simply fill in the form below to start sponsoring newspapers in education today.

Sponsors will be recognized on our website at for the 2019-2020 school year and a special Newspapers in Education advertisement to run once a month in the print edition of The Covington News listing all of the sponsors for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Since we are a weekend paper, newspapers will be delivered on Monday morning.

If you have any questions, please call the Circulation Department at 770-728-1414.