There are some 200 newspapers published in Finland. They cover a wide range and can be classified in several ways. Many schools use newspapers every day, either as teaching material or as a teaching tool.
The Finnish Newspapers Association and newspapers published in different parts of Finland provide hints for teachers on the use of newspapers in education. The Association has also published source material for teachers of different subjects and levels. These are provided free of charge and can be obtained from the education staff of the newspaper publishers concerned or from the association.
Many newspapers send schools newspapers free of charge for use in teaching. These can be ordered from the paper directly.
Teachers were the first to enthuse about using newspapers in schools. Newspaper publishers needed convincing that it was in their best interest.