February 20, 2017 / News

Showcase your yearbook during Scholastic Journalism Week!

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The Journalism Education Association (JEA) has designated this week as Scholastic Journalism Week to celebrate and promote all the amazing benefits of scholastic journalism and all the wonderful work done by student publications across the country.

Walsworth Yearbooks loves Scholastic Journalism Week and we want all our yearbook schools to get involved! There’s all kinds of activities and ideas out there to help make 2017 Scholastic Journalism Week the best yet. Take a look:

  • Use the official hashtag #SJW2017 on all your social media accounts, and post images of your staff celebrating.
  • Hold an open house of your yearbook room or media lab. Give your school community a chance to get a closer look at what you do!
  • Invite a local media professional to come to school as a guest speaker.
  • Encourage your staffers to write about what being on the yearbook staff and being scholastic journalists means to them.

There are tons of additional awesome ideas from the folks that started this great event – JEA – over at their website.

Get involved! You work hard all year learning and teaching journalism. Now, it’s time to celebrate all that effort.

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.