Think Like an Editor blog by Steve Davis and Emilie Davis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

Engage in the news today & every day

By · Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Foofie is an honorary Newhouse News Hound

Foofie is an honorary Newhouse News Hound

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:

If you want to join in, it’s easy to do on social media wherever you happen to be today.

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.

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