Newspaper Carrier Day

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International Newspaper Carrier Day
Date October 11
Next time 11 October 2016 (2016-10-11)
Frequency annual

International Newspaper Carrier Day is an observance created by the Newspaper Association of America for October 11 annually, scheduled in association with the Newspaper Association Managers' National Newspaper Week.[1] Newspapers Canada (a body comprising the Canadian Newspaper Association and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association) also observes this particular date, noting newspapers may choose to observe the day by running an ad, or organizing special events or activities.[2]

There is also a Newspaper Carrier Day, origin unknown, on September 4 annually. It "honors Barney Flaherty, the first newspaper carrier (or paperboy) hired in 1833, as well as all current newspaper carriers." It is celebrated on September 4, the anniversary of Flaherty's hiring by Benjamin Day, publisher of the New York Sun. It is also observed by The Armidale Express, NSW, Australia.[3]

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  1. ^ "International Newspaper Carrier Day". Newspaper Association of America. Arlington VA. 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Newspaper Carrier Day". Newspapers Canada. Toronto ON: Canadian Newspaper Association and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association. 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Holiday Insights : September 4 Holiday - Newspaper Carrier Day and International Newspaper Carrier Day,, 2007, retrieved 2008-09-04 

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