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Newhouse Supports National News Engagement Day Oct. 7 with Interactive Events, GoPro Giveaway
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is participating in the first National News Engagement Day, created by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Events to encourage news engagement are planned throughout the Newhouse School and across campus on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Participants will learn more about the news, have fun and win prizes, including a GoPro camera. Follow on Twitter at #NewsEngagementDay.
Planned activities include roving reporters—student journalists from the Newhouse School—who will discuss news engagement with people across campus; demos of Oculus Rift, 3D scanning, DJI Phantom drone and Google Glass with Dan Pacheco, chair of journalism innovation at the Newhouse School; and a screening of the film “The Fifth Estate.”
According to a statement from AEJMC: “AEJMC is leading the effort to make engaging with news a national priority again by sponsoring the first National News Engagement Day. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, everyone is encouraged to read, watch, like, tweet, post, text, email, listen to or comment on news. 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.”
A complete listing of events is available online at http://newhouse.syr.edu/NED.