Use Your Yearbook and Newspaper Archives for Social Media Content

Staffs are often looking for content to use to keep their social channels active and varied. One great thing to do is dip into your newspaper and yearbook archives and push out images of how events were reported on. Here’s a sample of what I’m talking about:

Another great place to check out samples of this is the Twitter account @History_Pics

Or even the @HistoryInPics account:

What kinds of things could you find in your archives? How was 9/11 covered 15 years ago? What did the football or volleyball uniforms look like in the 1980s? Do you have a famous graduate? What did their junior year portrait look like?

If you have a good set of newspaper and yearbook archives in your room, you have easy content for Throwback Thursdays, or whatever day you need some content to post.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 19th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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