19 ideas to make your summer content useful, engaging and fun

From the Local Media Association

Ah, the summertime, when the living is easy. But when content and traffic sometimes dries up.

Well, with a little purposeful planning and engagement, the summer can be a booming time for your news organization.

Here is a list of ideas you could try this summer:

1. Build a map of fireworks shows: Showcase where your Fourth of July events are with a simple Google map. Here’s a nice example from Community Impact Newspaper.

2. 5 things you didn’t know about the Fourth of July: This is a nice feature from the New York Post to educate your audience about the holiday with interesting facts they may not be aware of.

3. Create a guide for the FourthThis post by the San Diego Union-Tribune dives deep into all of the things you can do for the holiday. A list-based approach is great especially if you are able to organize your article by topics like events, parking, watching it online, etc.

See the full list from Local Media Association

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