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The Roy H. Park School of Communications will participate in National News Engagement Day on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

National News Engagement Day is an initiative of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and is designed to encourage people of all ages to explore news and raise awareness about the importance of being informed.

Events Include:

Panel: Local Media and the Importance of Audience Engagement
12:10 p.m.
Park Auditorium

Moderated by Bob Kur ’70
Former NBC News National Correspondent, MSNBC Host, and anchor at WTOP all news radio in Washington, D.C.

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Alumni anchors take us where the action is

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Anthony Adornato, recently presented a paper at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in Montreal. His paper was titled “Forces at the Gate: Social Media’s Influence on Editorial and Production Decisions in Local Television Newsrooms.”

Adornato, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, conducted a nationwide survey of news directors. The results show popular, or trending, content and topics on social media are a significant factor in choosing stories to cover. The study also explored how these stories are treated in newscasts versus those gathered through more traditional sources, and how relying on social media can increase the chance that newsrooms will spread misinformation.
 

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ITHACA, NY — Long before WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden, a group of ordinary citizens took extraordinary measures to expose misconduct by the U.S. government against its own people. Two upcoming events sponsored by the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College will highlight the work of these activists and why it is still...

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Dr. Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Newspaper Research Journal. 

Newspaper Research Journal is a refereed journal published quarterly by the Newspaper and Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.  It focuses on topics of interest to journalism and mass communication students, scholars and media professionals. Newspaper Research Journal comprehensively answers questions about U.S. newspaper performance and related topics of interest. Significant themes of research range from balance and fairness to the use of computer analysis in newspaper reporting.
 

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