November 12, 2013 / 2013 Fall JEA/NSPA / News

50 Scholars winner Paley eager for journalism learning at Boston convention

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Our latest Yearbooks Blog 50 Scholars Q&A is with Tyler Paley, a broadcast, newspaper and website journalism student from Communications High School in Wall, N.J.

Paley plans on pursuing broadcast journalism in college and as a career, and feels as though he is “always thinking like a journalist.”

Q: What are you most looking forward to about the convention in Boston?
A: I am so excited to hear all of the speakers present. I love learning new aspects of journalism whenever I possibly can, and the convention is the best possible place to learn from professionals with extensive experience.

Q: Why did you want to attend the JEA/NSPA convention?
A: I wanted to attend the convention because I am on a national committee called 45words, which is a First Amendment advocacy group and as I said before, I love learning new aspects of journalism whenever I possibly can.

Q: What do you like about being on publications staff?
A: Being on a publication staff has taught me so many things. Collaboration and communication are aspects that I’ve improved upon, but I’ve learned that leadership is key to making a successful publication.  My staff works so hard day in and day out and that is why I enjoy being a part of the staff.

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.