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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!

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Marketing Automation Specialist for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth Yearbooks 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.