(From a Dept. of Communication press release.)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Oct.3) – It’s time to “Engage in the News” as the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and UMD Dept. of Communication hosts News Engagement Day activities on Tuesday, Oct. 4
Sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), this third annual event has a goal of attracting as many people, both nationally and internationally, to engage in the news, and to remind everyone why news matters.
For the first time, News Engagement Day will be held in the Atrium of Knight Hall – home to the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. The event – which runs from noon to 3 p.m. – will include food, games and prizes.
Student organizers say this year’s event will focus on social media’s involvement in news. A news release asks that participants, “use the hash tag #NewsEngagementDay to get the message of news interaction trending. Additionally the hash tag #UMDisEngaged will support the efforts of news engagement on the University of Maryland’s campus.”
Merrill College Associate Professor Ron Yaros says his 70 Info 3.0 students and 18 senior “Understanding Audiences students will be assigned to go out and tweet mobile videos asking other University of Maryland students questions related to news engagement.
For more information visit http://www.newsengagement.org/ or http://newsengagmentumd.weebly.com/our-story.html.
Use @newsengagement on the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and include the hash tags #NewsEngagementDay #UMDisEngaged.
AEJMC (The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals. The Association’s mission is to advance education, foster scholarly research, cultivate better professional practice and promote the free flow of communication.
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