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5 Reasons To Engage With News

National News Engagement Day is here, and everyone should know.

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"The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is leading the effort to make engaging with news a national priority again by sponsoring the first National News Engagement Day. On Tuesday, October 7, everyone is encouraged to read, watch, like, tweet, post, text, email, listen to, or comment on news," according to the NNED website.
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"The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is leading the effort to make engaging with news a national priority again by sponsoring the first National News Engagement Day. On Tuesday, October 7, everyone is encouraged to read, watch, like, tweet, post, text, email, listen to, or comment on news," according to the NNED website.

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What does this mean for you? Why should you care?

1. There's something for everyone

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From tech, to music, politics, or the economy- your interest has a news facet. Just search, it's out there.

2. News is accessible

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Social media has transformed the way news is received and spread. By just sharing or retweeting an interesting article, you've been engaged in news. Easy-Peasy!

3. Changing the reputation of Millennials

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The most recent Pew Research Center biennial news consumption survey called 29% of young adults "newsless." National News Engagement Day is here to make that number diminish. Let's change our reputation!

4. Knowledge is impressive

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Whether you're on a date, in class, or hanging around with friends you can impress your company with some current events you've been brushing up on. It's always nice to be able to contribute to conversations rather than just nod along.

5. You'll be making history

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Since it is the first National News Engagement Day, participating will put you among thousands of other people making a mark on history.

Sidenote: New York Times app is taking away their pay wall for a week in honor of National News Engagement Day! Unlimited NYT Now, yes please!
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Sidenote: New York Times app is taking away their pay wall for a week in honor of National News Engagement Day! Unlimited NYT Now, yes please!

Let's make news and news engagement a priority! To take the pledge, go here.

You can follow the discussion with #newsengagementday

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