Welcome to Press Pass, an Initiative from the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI)
NNI newspaper publishers have supported educational programmes for many years. Last year, NNI publishers came together to create the first Press Pass programme in order to promote literacy amongst school students.
Through Press Pass, NNI distributes newspapers and a specially created guidebook to schools around the country that run Transition Year programmes. The initiative is completely free of charge to all schools who register to take part.
NNI Press Pass 2013 took place from September to December 2013 and we are delighted that over 18,000 students in 300 schools took part this year, a significant increase on 2012.
During a ten-week period, students read and analysed newspaper content. They then produced their own editorial content based on the recommendations contained in the guidebook and schools entered the best pieces into a national journalism competition.