#NewsEngagementDay

10 Oct

Readers only stay on websites pages for 10-20 seconds, and that’s IF they are using a computer.

So the problem is how do we get readers to stay on the page, and absorb the content. The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) came to the conclusion that the answer was interaction.

 AEJMC formed #NewsEngagementDay as a call to arms to encourage both journalists and newsies alike to interact with news

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My classmates and I decided to focus on “unconventional” or “unknown” news sources, together we created a blog which highlighted our perspective beats.

Screenshot 2014-10-09 21.21.48 As you might of guessed I choose agriculture. (*queue the gasps of shock) The news source that was selected for my portion of the Life and Style section was piece on Central California drought by Alan Heathcock and Matt Blac.

Here’s the thing, engage the news, tweet the news, either way its good. It means that you’re reading the news, your absorbing it. You’re becoming more informed, because after all knowledge equals power.

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