To combat growing disinterest in the news, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication has chosen today celebrate the inaugural National News Engagement Day.
Celebrating this newsiest of holidays is easy — you don’t even have to get out of your chair. Here’s how:
- Take the pledge to engage: If the news is important to you, you can join the growing list of states and organizations that have pledged to engage with the news today.
- Pin it: AEJMC has a Pinterest board dedicated to showing off different ways people are celebrating.
- Get the facts: AEJMC has pulled together a list of fast facts to bring you up to speed on the purpose of the day, and why it matters.
- Get social: Follow and tweet the hashtag “NewsEngagementDay” to share and consume news that’s relevant to you. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll see:
— Estephanie Gomez (@e_gomz) October 7, 2014
— Nicole Barrios (@NBBarrios) October 7, 2014
— Rachel Steinkamp (@RachelTheTall) October 7, 2014
— Anthony Adornato (@AnthonyAdornato) October 7, 2014
— kymfox (@kymfox) October 7, 2014
— Vivian Ortiz (@OrtizViv) October 7, 2014
— Jon Glass (@jonvibe) October 7, 2014