Paul Swensson, executive director of the Fund from 1961 to 1968, called them
the Newspaper Fund family. These are the people who have been honored for their
performance as teachers, as newsroom interns, or as high school journalists.
More than 10,000 names fill our database. And like members of a family they keep
in touch with one another and the Fund--sharing promotions, prizes and other
Many of these people have distinguished themselves in the news industry as
publishers, editors, reporters, technological innovators and online
Our e-mail directory and other password protected areas of the web site give
Fund honorees the chance to communicate, re-acquaint and share experiences and
obtain helpful career-enhancing information.