#NewsEngagementDay at Texas State

Last Tuesday, October 6th, was News Engagement Day, an initiative started last year by the president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication aimed at getting young adults to pay more attention to the news.

Assistant Professor of Journalism & Mass Communication, Kelly Kaufhold led this year’s initiative by standing outside the LBJ center and playing “News Engagement Cash Cab,” a game show that asked students current events questions. The initiative isn’t just targeted for journalism students but all students on campus around the nation.

Students who were able to answer a few questions correctly won prizes, like key rings, car phone chargers and t-shirts. Every participant received a free News Engagement Day wristband.

Kaufhold is a member of the executive committee for News Engagement Day and a founding member. This is the second year for the event, which was designed to find creative ways to get young adults more involved with news.

“I hope students learn that news can be fun, and that’s it’s always important. I also wanted to get the message across that news impacts them and that they have a responsibility to stay informed,” Kaufhold said.

To see more tweets and pictures from the event, check out the Twitter hashtags for #NewsEngagementDay and #TXST!

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I see London, I see France, I see SJMC students with a study abroad chance

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Study Abroad 2015: Aisling Niestroy and Rebecca Silvas at the Eiffel Tower

Join us next Friday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. in Old Main 320 for our first information session about the 2016 London-Paris study abroad opportunity.

The program includes class meetings on campus in Summer II before the 12-day media and cultural immersion trip to two of the world’s top capital cities, from July 18-July 29.

Students will receive six credit hours and choose from Strategic Communication, Travel Writing, International Communication, International Advertising/ PR Issues or an Independent study.

The program also includes visits to leading global media companies such as the BBC, The Guardian, Agence France Presse, and Weber-Shandwick and international organizations such as UNESCO and Sorbonne University. Cultural tours of the two cities include a visit to the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Tower of London.

Academic Program Director Dr. Sandy Rao and Dr. Bruce Smith will be accompanying students on the trip.They have each been to six continents around the globe and are highly experienced professors. Also accompanying the group will be Study Abroad Program Assistant Mr. Harry Bowers.

Read more on the blog from graduate student, Aisling Niestroy’s and 10 things she learned from last year’s trip and AJ Arreguin’s post about their tour of the BBC in London.

Students at the BBC in London

Study Abroad 2015: Students at the BBC in London