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:
On this day in 1927, St. Louis went nuts over Charles Lindbergh. Here’s how we covered it. https://t.co/BXwfENBOJp pic.twitter.com/lL7eNFPWVM
— Bob Rose (@brosepd) June 17, 2016
Another great place to check out samples of this is the Twitter account @History_Pics
A young Drew Barrymore and Mr. T at the 1984 People’s Choice Awards Show. pic.twitter.com/jeqHIbBi3c
— ClassicPics (@History_Pics) September 5, 2016
Or even the @HistoryInPics account:
“Weird Al” Yankovic in school, circa 1970s. pic.twitter.com/1ByNvn7V5O
— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) September 4, 2016
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.