National Hug a Newsperson Day

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2021 DateApril 4, 2021
2022 DateApril 4, 2022
National Hug a Newsperson Day

National Hug a Newsperson Day History

National Hug a Newsperson Day seeks to appreciate and acknowledge those who work in the news for their service. This includes journalists, reporters, weather forecasters, and everyone who makes broadcasting the news possible. This day encourages people to acknowledge newspersons by giving them a hug, with consent of course, as a way of showing appreciation.

National Hug a Newsperson Day seems to have been started in the 1990s as a show of appreciation for Newspersons. It is observed yearly on April 4th.

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National Hug a Newsperson Day Facts

  • There were about 52,000 reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts working in the US in 2019 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts was about $46,270 in 2019.
  • There are several positions within the news world. Some of the most common are
    1) News Anchor
    2) Reporter
    3) Weather forecaster/meteorologist
    4) Producer
    5) News Writer

National Hug a Newsperson Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Thank your local news reporters for their service. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, instead of a hug you'll have to offer a hand shake or fist bump.
  • Make a gift basket for your local news team. Fill it with snacks and sweets as well as helpful items like pens or notepads.
  • Watch the celebration of National Hug a Newsperson Day.

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