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.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 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.