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October 4, 2016 / National Yearbook Week / News

Get your staff into National News Engagement Day!

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

We hope everyone is having a wonderful National Yearbook Week, and celebrating all things yearbook!

Today is National News Engagement Day, and teaching your staff to make it a priority to get informed and stay involved with the news is the perfect lesson for today. For young, aspiring journalists, it’s imperative.

There are a number of ways you can get involved today:

  • Make a point to bring some newspapers into the yearbook room so the staff can share them.
  • Visit a variety of online news sites with the staff to see what is happening around the world today.
  • Discuss current events going on in your area, or important national events like the presidential election.
  • Have the staff take a current events quiz to see how informed they are about the news.
  • Discuss the role of the press and the First Amendment.

Get involved on National News Engagement Day, and enjoy the rest of National Yearbook Week!

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.