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News Engagement Day

Author: perkinsk

News Engagement Day is a program of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication that encourages everyone to “read, watch, like, tweet, post, listen to, or comment on news, and learn news reporting principles.” It happens on the first Tuesday of October.
The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication will celebrate #NewsEngagementDay by focusing on global journalism and the importance of news worldwide.
Help us show how much the news means to the Iowa State Community. For information, contact Julie Roosa, Greenlee First Amendment Committee chair.

Ways to celebrate with us on Oct. 5


NED table in Hamilton Hall from 9-11 a.m. and the Student Innovation Center, 1-2 p.m. 
Grab some candy and share why news is important to you at the #NewsEngagementDay table in the Hamilton Hall commons and the Student Innovation Center hosted by the First Amendment Committee. #ISUFirst
Student Perspectives on Global Journalism: A panel discussion, Student Innovation Center Launch Pad, 4th Floor, 12-1 p.m.
Listen to a panel of international students share their perspective on the news in their country of origin. Dr. Daniela Dimitrova, professor in the Greenlee School and expert on world media systems, will moderate. Watch the panel in person at the Student Innovation Center or virtually on Greenlee’s YouTube channel.
“Global Journalism” Book Launch, 2-4 p.m., 1118 Student Innovation Center
Dr. Dimitrova, professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, is the editor of the newly published “Global Journalism: Understanding World Media Systems.” This book offers a “robust and breathtaking look at global journalism practices” from leading experts in the field. Refreshments will be served. #GlobalJournalism
Test your knowledge. All day. Take the JLMC 201 News Quiz for News Engagement Day. 
How much are you engaged with the global, national and local news? Take the quiz to find out. All participants will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
Enter the national #NewsEngagementDay TikTok Competition 
Create and share a TikTok video that shows why engaging with news is important and essential. Include #NewsEngagementDay for a chance to win a cash prize. Contest open to students only. For complete rules and details, visit the News Engagement Day website.
Get Social
Why is news important to you? Share a #newsengagementday picture of your “why” on Twitter and Instagram, and tag @ISU_GSJC and #isufirst. We’ll share and retweet throughout the day. Your name will be entered into a random drawing for prizes.
Buy your “America Needs Journalists” t-shirt
America needs journalists—just like those we train here at Greenlee. That’s why we’re excited RAYGUN is once again offering a special Cyclone-friendly red and gold version of its popular t-shirt. Through Oct. 31, 10 percent of proceeds for this red/gold design support the annual First Amendment Days celebration held each spring at Iowa State University.
Purchase your shirt >>