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

Ohio News Media Foundation Marketing Internship

Valuable internship opportunity offered by the Ohio News Media Foundation.  Looking for a chance to use to use your knowledge in a creative, productive and motivating real life setting this summer?  Read on to see if this paid summer internship in advertising, marketing, communications and more isn’t just what you were seeking.

The internship begins around June 1 with flexible start and end dates. You’ll support the efforts of the Ohio News Media Association, the trade association representing more than 300 local media outlets (newspapers and websites) and AdOhio, our for-profit affiliate that sells and places digital and print advertising in Ohio and across the country. We seek students who have a passion to make a difference in the fast-changing world of local news media.


Working with our marketing professionals at AdOhio, duties include the following:  designing and writing sales presentation sheets and other client-contact material; market research; updating and producing promotions materials; creating and organizing PowerPoint presentations; designing display ads, selling network ads and more. Interested, qualified students also will spend a portion of the internship doing journalism-related projects and research for the parent ONMA and Ohio Coalition for Open Government. 



Work Period

10 weeks with start date negotiable after June 1


Must have completed at least the sophomore year at an Ohio college or university with major or study concentration in advertising, marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or other related field.  Must demonstrate good oral and written communications skills. Some skill with Microsoft Office programs is required. Graphics experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign is beneficial. Understanding of media advertising methods and trends is helpful.


Please send resume, writing samples, and cover letter to: Walt Dozier, Advertising Director, AdOhio, 1335 Dublin Road, Suite 216-B, Columbus, Ohio 43215.  Email:  wdozier@adohio.net.  No phone calls please.

Deadline April 19, 2019.  Finalists will be contacted for an interview in April or May.




Welcome, students. The Ohio News Media Foundation offers a number of scholarship opportunities each year. Check back in the near future for more information on applying for scholarships.

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


The Ohio News Media Foundation is not currently accepting grant applications.