My morning was really tight. After getting out of my class over at Marquette Hall, I walked over to Johnston Hall, to stop by my office on the basement floor. I was excited to pass by the National News Engagement Day table, but I still had work stuff to do.
As I walked out of my office and off to my second class of the day, I saw the table from the other side of the hallway, and I managed to catch a glimpse of Jenna and Estefania talking to a group of students that were talking to them. As curious as I was to what was happening, I still needed to finish my next class.
After finally finishing my second class of the day, I walked to the table and was amazed at what I found. The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University organized a number of small posters and banners giving out instructions to the students that stopped by. In order to promote the National News Engagement Day, students had to read one article from one of the various news organizations at the table, and post your thoughts about it on twitter using the #engagenews hash tag.
I read a sports article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It was about this little girl that played tennis and was considered a genius. Sounds pretty boring, until you actually find out that this girl is not even a teenager yet and she has already skipped two different grades.
That’s how amazing news can become to the reader. You often don't expect much, and out of nowhere you are shocked by what you find. I really enjoyed the dynamic that Marquette University’s College of Communication used in order to promote National News Engagement Day, and I hope that they continue to do it for many years to come.