3 ways educators can use newspapers in the classroom

Educators can help the next generation of readers recognize the importance of local newspapers by taking various steps to incorporate newspapers into their lessons. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on communities across the globe. Though many effects of the pandemic have been devastating, one unforeseen and potentially positive consequence of the spread of COVID-19 was a growing recognition of the invaluable role played by local newspapers.Responses to the coronavirus and strategies regarding how to combat it varied greatly, and local newspapers were a go-to resource for citizens who wanted to learn about rules and regulations in their towns. For example, in England the Bishop’s Stortford Independent, a local weekly paper in Hertfordshire, England, experienced a significant monthly web audience growth during the pandemic. Before the global outbreak in January 2020, the paper’s monthly web audience was 260,000. By October, that
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