The New York Times Upfront

The New York Times Upfront

Infobox Magazine
title = The New York Times Upfront

image_size = 200px
image_caption = New York Times Upfront Magazine cover, September 2008
editor = Elliott Rebhun
editor_title = Editor
frequency = Biweekly
circulation = 280,000 subscriptions per issue
category = Newsmagazine
company = Scholastic, Inc.
publisher =
firstdate = 1999
country = USA
language = English
website = [ Upfront Homepage]
issn = 15251292


The New York Times Upfront is a newsmagazine for high school students, published by Scholastic Inc. with articles and other content provided by reporters from The New York Times.

More than 9,000 Social Studies and English/Language Arts teachers nationwide subscribe to "Upfront" for their students. The magazine is designed to augment the curricula of a course by bringing current events into a classrooms. The magazine is also intended to boost high school students’ non-fiction reading skills. Published 14 times during the school year, "Upfront" has a circulation of about 280,000, with a readership of close to 900,000 high school students, as teachers generally use the magazine with more than one class, and many share the magazine with other teachers.

"Upfront" is edited for a high school audience, with articles of interest to teenagers that explain how news events can relate to them and their futures. Some teachers use it for a younger, gifted audience.


"The New York Times Upfront" was first published in 1999, but traces its roots back to Scholastic's early days. "Scholastic Senior" was the company's original newsmagazine for high school students. Its name was later changed to "Update".

In 1999, Scholastic partnered with The New York Times, and "Update" became "The New York Times Upfront". The idea was to combine the Times journalistic resources and the reporting from its news bureaus around the world with Scholastic’s ability to create magazines that meet the curricular needs of high school students and their teachers. For The New York Times, Upfront is also a way to introduce its brand and its journalism to a new generation of readers, complementing the Times’s web site, and its other education efforts.

The New York Times Upfront will celebrate its 10th anniversary in May 2009.

Magazine Sections

Every issue of "Upfront" covers both domestic and international news. The topics frequently covered in the magazine are:
* Election 2008 []
* U.S. Government []
* Middle East [ []
* India []
* Africa []
* China []
* Iraq []
* Russia []
* Latin America and the Caribbean []
* Environment []
* Teen Issues []
* Science [ []
* Internet and Media []
* Energy []

Awards and Recognition

In 2008, "The New York Times Upfront" was recognized for its excellence by the Association of Educational Publishers. It won the following Distinguished Achievement Awards [

* News Story: March 12, 2007 Issue
* Illustration: April 2, 2007 Issue []
* Visual Story: September 17, 2007 Issue [|Issue
] ]
* Cover: December 10, 2007 Issue []

ee Also

* Scholastic Corporation
* The New York Times



External Links

* [ The New York Times Official Website]
* [ Scholastic Inc. Homepage]
* [ The New York Times Homepage]
* [ The New York Times Learning Network]

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