National News Engagement Day

During class on Tuesday, Oct. 7, we will participate in National News Engagement Day, sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Full details will be shared on Tuesday — there will be PRIZES!! — but here is how you can prepare:

  • Read this AP article about how the public still craves meaty news, not just kitten videos.
  • Read the Texas Tribune’s weekly Spotify playlist to see how reporter Reeve Hamilton makes a habit of engaging his readers by combining politics with music. (See, the news can be fun!)
  • Between Saturday and Tuesday, browse The Texas Tribune. Come to class with at least one song in mind that somehow relates to recent news about Texas politics and public policy. Be creative!
  • Bring headphones and download Spotify on your laptop if you don’t have it already installed.


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