2nd Annual News Engagement Day To Be Held Tuesday, October 6, 2015
For Immediate Release
Paula Poindexter, News Engagement Day Committee Chair
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Samantha Higgins, AEJMC Public Relations Specialist
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Sponsored by AEJMC (The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication), the 2nd Annual News Engagement Day will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. The goal of the 1-day event is for as many people as possible both nationwide and throughout the world to engage with news and remember why news matters.
Join the effort to make staying informed a national and international priority. AEJMC is working with schools and universities; local, social and national media; and civic, educational and community groups to continue to expand News Engagement Day.
Campuses across the country are encouraged to participate and engage students with the news including on campus events such as hosting special speakers from the media, producing news stories, actively engaging on social media and promoting why news matters. Media organizations are encouraged to work with local universities and community groups to encourage news engagement.
The goals for the 2nd Annual News Engagement Day are 1) To be trending on social media nationwide and 2) Have all 50 states plus the District of Columbia as well as countries around the world participate in activities and events that encourage news engagement.
Use #newsengagementday on social media to help show current and future generations that being informed is empowering, enjoyable, and essential for a healthy democracy.
AEJMC founded News Engagement Day on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. In 46 states, the District of Columbia, and at least seven countries, we did something about the public’s decreasing appetite for news and the plan is to do even more for the 2nd annual event.
For more information visit www.newsengagement.org, @newsengagement on social media and use the event hashtag, #newsengagementday.
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (www.aejmc.org), the sponsor of News Engagement Day, is a nonprofit association of more than 3,700 journalism and communication educators, media professionals, and graduate students. The Association’s mission is to promote the highest standards for journalism and communication education, cultivate journalism and communication research, encourage the implementation o a multi-cultural society in the classroom, and defend freedom of communication to achieve better professional practice and a better-informed public. A committee of AEJMC members chaired by Paula Poindexter and the AEJMC executive director Jennifer McGill and her staff have organized News Engagement Day.