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YSN blog turns one

  • July 25, 2012

In its first year, the Youth Speak News blog has garnered more than 15,000 hits from as far away as India, Ukraine and Saudi Arabia. started in August 2011 as a companion to The Catholic Register’s coverage of World Youth Day in Madrid through daily reports and photographs. The blog’s busiest day was the last day of World Youth Day on Aug. 21, with 355 pageviews.  

Post-World Youth Day, the blog has evolved into a platform for Catholic youth to voice their opinions and reflect on their view of the world. Made up primarily of contributions from past and present Youth Speak News writers and Youth Editor Vanessa Santilli, it’s a space for youth to express themselves in a less structured way than in the paper.

If you’d like to contribute to the YSN blog, we’re happy to consider guest columns from youth on topics of faith or even submissions with a more creative flair, starting in the fall.

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