The Arkansas Newspaper Foundation annually provides a plaque for ACMA’s Newspaper of the Year. ANF initially sponsored the award in 2009. Past recipients include:
2011 – The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
2010 – The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
2009 – The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
ANF embodies the nonprofit educational arm of the Arkansas Press Association. ANF annually coordinates two $1,500 George C. Douthit Scholarships (applications) and four paid summer internships for sophomores, juniors or seniors in journalism at Arkansas colleges and universities.