Engage in the news today & every day
Are you engaged in the news?
That’s the big question today, which is National News Engagement Day. Engagement is the theme of this annual day — set aside for journalists and news consumers to “read, watch, like, tweet, post, text, email, listen to, or comment on news.”
We can thank the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for that directive and for creating NED, as we affectionately call it. And we do thank them.
In its second year, NED has given us at the Newhouse School a reason to embrace and promote what we do every day — as professors and as professionals. And we get to have fun doing it.
As AEJMC says:
“National News Engagement Day will not only contribute to an informed society,
it will encourage people of all ages to explore news and raise awareness
about the importance of being informed.”
That’s why roving reporters will engage the Syracuse University today by:
- Interviewing people across campus about which news stories they are following right now
- Asking how people get their news
- Encouraging those who are engaged in the news to take selfies with Otto, our beloved mascot
- Walking our special Newhouse News Hounds around campus
- Handing out free swag generously donated by national and local news outlets
- Pointing people to a short survey about their news consumption habits
If you want to join in, it’s easy to do on social media wherever you happen to be today.
- Studying abroad?
- Spending a semester in L.A.?
- Attending Newhouse in NYC?
- Are you a Newhouse alum working as a professional journalist and communicator?
Check out all the day’s activities at newhouse.syr.edu/NED
And then do what AEJMC has asked. Again, all you have to do is “read, watch, like, tweet, post, text, email, listen to, or comment on news.”
Use the hashtags #NHned and #NewsEngagementDay
Please share this today. We are eager to engage with you.