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Print and electronic media are wonderful vehicles for promoting CHARACTER COUNTS! events and ongoing activities — or broader ideas related to character education. If you have your own newsletter, website, or other media outlet, start by using it to exchange character development ideas and to publicize your activities. Gaithersburg Middle School in Maryland, for instance, has a "CHARACTER COUNTS! Corner" in their school paper. Also, encourage other community organizations to publicize your events and activities in their newsletters.

See these sections for tips on using news media to raise awareness and promote local events:

See an updated list of news articles about CC! activities around the U.S.

Local News Blog: A state-by-state roundup of what people are doing.