Evelyn Tipacti's blog listings. Feed Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti SPOTLIGHT: Amir Khan, U.S. News & World Report Welcome to our SPOTLIGHT feature, where we highlight a journalist and ProfNet user to share their personal story and insight with you.

This SPOTLIGHT belongs to Amir Khan, a health and wellness reporter for U.S. News & World Report, where he covers a variety of health topics, including health technology, diet and nutrition and fitness, all with an eye towards helping consumers make the best possible decisions about their health. Please read more about Amir below.

We hope you find SPOTLIGHT both enjoyable and informative.

 

Have you always wanted to be a journalist or did you start out in another field? 

I definitely didn’t know that I wanted to do journalism. I went to Stony Brook University not knowing what I wanted to do and took an entry-level journalism class because it fulfilled a requirement. I enjoyed it and decided to take another, and everything kind of fell into place from there. I can’t imagine being in a different field now though.

Where was your first "real" job in journalism? 

My first job out of college was writing for the International Business Times, but I consider my first real journalism job to be at Everyday Health, where I worked last year before moving over to U.S. News and World Report. That job taught me a great deal about covering health, reading studies and identifying trends.

How did you become a health and wellness reporter? Has that particular genre been your primary focus or were you thrown into it?

I’ve always loved health and science journalism. The New York Times’ science section was regular reading for me growing up – so when I got into journalism, it just made sense that this would be my area of coverage. My first internship was at a magazine called BioTechniques, where I did high-level science writing. After that, I interned and eventually freelanced for Popular Mechanics where I covered interesting studies and new technology. From there everything kind of rolled along to bring me where I am today.

What type of stories do you enjoy covering the most? 

Health technology stories are definitely my favorite – whether it’s a new kind of fitness tracker, a new treatment or a cool gadget. I’ve always been a bit of a geek, so covering this came pretty naturally to me. I’ve had a great opportunity to write about new technologies at U.S. News and I’m really grateful for that.

Do you make suggestions as to what stories you cover or are they assigned to you? 

It’s both! One thing I love about working for U.S. News is that my editor Angie lets me cover what interests me – you always write better when you’re genuinely interested in the topic at hand. I’ll pitch her stories, she’ll recommend some to me, and we figure out what we should do. It’s a real team effort to decide coverage.

What advice do you have for PR professionals who want to pitch you? 

Pay attention to my coverage. Don’t send me pitches for something that’s far out of my scope of coverage. It only serves to clog up my inbox. Even if we’ve worked together before, if I just get pitch after pitch of stories that aren’t related to my coverage, I’m less likely to work with you in the future.

What should those that pitch you always do and never do? 

Always check to make sure your expert is available before pitching to me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had someone pitch their expert, only to email me back and tell me they’re actually unavailable.

Never stalk me. I’ve had PR people email me, then follow up with a call 2 minutes later and then email again if I don’t answer. Give me a little bit of time to respond.

What's the best way for someone in PR to start a working relationship with you? 

Introduce yourself to me first. Don’t just send me a press release and expect me to respond to you right away. A quick paragraph about who you are makes me much more likely to read it.

Do you have advice for members who respond to ProfNet queries?  

Be sure to provide me with a phone number! If I need something at the last minute, I'm more likely to call someone instead of email.

What type of experts do you prefer to work with? 

I prefer to work with doctors who are affiliated with hospitals. I tend to stay away from doctors who are part of weight-loss programs or are selling things.

What has been your most memorable or most difficult assignment? 

One of my most memorable stories actually came just a few weeks ago. I was working on a story about healthy snacks for football Sunday, and I managed to snag an interview with the Food Network chef Robert Irvine. It was kind of surreal to me, because I’m a huge fan of his shows.

Do you use social media as part of your job? 

I do! Besides promoting my stories on my own personal Twitter and Facebook account, I also help manage the U.S. News social media accounts, where I promote all of our stories, blog posts and Twitter chats.

What do you think you'd be doing if you weren't a journalist?

 I’d probably be a chef. Before going to Stony Brook, I seriously considered going to culinary school. I still love to cook though – my fiancée and I cook dinner together just about every night, and it’s one of my favorite hobbies.

How has the industry changed from when you began your career? 

The biggest shift has been in how writers deal with readers. When newspapers and other outlets first moved online, it was very print-on-web. Now, the pages are more dynamic, and many have interactive charts, graphs etc. More than that though, I think journalists have finally learned that engaging with your readers is a great way to build your brand and keep them coming back to you. It’s no longer a one-way conversation. My goal as a journalist is to be the type of person people seek out to see my take on the latest health news.

Do you have advice for someone just starting out as a journalist?

Do as many internships as you can. I did three throughout my college career, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Media outlets are looking for experience, they don’t want someone they have to train. Internships are the best way to make contacts in the industry, get clips, and land a job out of college.

 About Amir Khan

Amir Khan is a health and wellness reporter for U.S. News & World Report, where he covers a variety of health topics, including health technology, diet and nutrition and fitness, all with an eye towards helping consumers make the best possible decisions about their health. He also helps manage the organizations’ social media accounts.

A native New Yorker, Amir grew up in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn. He attended Stony Brook University, where he obtained a B.A. in Journalism. While attending Stony Brook, he was Managing Editor of the school's online newspaper, the Stony Brook Independent. He also held three internships during his time there – Biotechniques Magazine, the New York Daily News, and Popular Mechanics Magazine.

Prior to taking a job with U.S. News & World Report, Amir wrote for the International Business Times and Everyday Health.

Besides writing about health, Amir is an avid homebrewer, a Mets and Jets fan and a fantasy football nut.

Amir currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his fiancée, Jen, their dog, Ranger, and their cats, Teddy and Moe.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:31:43 -0500 http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/10/17/spotlight:_amir_khan,_u.s._news__world_report http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/10/17/spotlight:_amir_khan,_u.s._news__world_report Welcome to our SPOTLIGHT feature, where we highlight a journalist and ProfNet user to share their personal story and insight with you.

This SPOTLIGHT belongs to Amir Khan, a health and wellness reporter for U.S. News & World Report, where he covers a variety of health topics, including health technology, diet and nutrition and fitness, all with an eye towards helping consumers make the best possible decisions about their health. Please read more about Amir below.

We hope you find SPOTLIGHT both enjoyable and informative.

 

Have you always wanted to be a journalist or did you start out in another field? 

I definitely didn’t know that I wanted to do journalism. I went to Stony Brook University not knowing what I wanted to do and took an entry-level journalism class because it fulfilled a requirement. I enjoyed it and decided to take another, and everything kind of fell into place from there. I can’t imagine being in a different field now though.

Where was your first "real" job in journalism? 

My first job out of college was writing for the International Business Times, but I consider my first real journalism job to be at Everyday Health, where I worked last year before moving over to U.S. News and World Report. That job taught me a great deal about covering health, reading studies and identifying trends.

How did you become a health and wellness reporter? Has that particular genre been your primary focus or were you thrown into it?

I’ve always loved health and science journalism. The New York Times’ science section was regular reading for me growing up – so when I got into journalism, it just made sense that this would be my area of coverage. My first internship was at a magazine called BioTechniques, where I did high-level science writing. After that, I interned and eventually freelanced for Popular Mechanics where I covered interesting studies and new technology. From there everything kind of rolled along to bring me where I am today.

What type of stories do you enjoy covering the most? 

Health technology stories are definitely my favorite – whether it’s a new kind of fitness tracker, a new treatment or a cool gadget. I’ve always been a bit of a geek, so covering this came pretty naturally to me. I’ve had a great opportunity to write about new technologies at U.S. News and I’m really grateful for that.

Do you make suggestions as to what stories you cover or are they assigned to you? 

It’s both! One thing I love about working for U.S. News is that my editor Angie lets me cover what interests me – you always write better when you’re genuinely interested in the topic at hand. I’ll pitch her stories, she’ll recommend some to me, and we figure out what we should do. It’s a real team effort to decide coverage.

What advice do you have for PR professionals who want to pitch you? 

Pay attention to my coverage. Don’t send me pitches for something that’s far out of my scope of coverage. It only serves to clog up my inbox. Even if we’ve worked together before, if I just get pitch after pitch of stories that aren’t related to my coverage, I’m less likely to work with you in the future.

What should those that pitch you always do and never do? 

Always check to make sure your expert is available before pitching to me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had someone pitch their expert, only to email me back and tell me they’re actually unavailable.

Never stalk me. I’ve had PR people email me, then follow up with a call 2 minutes later and then email again if I don’t answer. Give me a little bit of time to respond.

What's the best way for someone in PR to start a working relationship with you? 

Introduce yourself to me first. Don’t just send me a press release and expect me to respond to you right away. A quick paragraph about who you are makes me much more likely to read it.

Do you have advice for members who respond to ProfNet queries?  

Be sure to provide me with a phone number! If I need something at the last minute, I'm more likely to call someone instead of email.

What type of experts do you prefer to work with? 

I prefer to work with doctors who are affiliated with hospitals. I tend to stay away from doctors who are part of weight-loss programs or are selling things.

What has been your most memorable or most difficult assignment? 

One of my most memorable stories actually came just a few weeks ago. I was working on a story about healthy snacks for football Sunday, and I managed to snag an interview with the Food Network chef Robert Irvine. It was kind of surreal to me, because I’m a huge fan of his shows.

Do you use social media as part of your job? 

I do! Besides promoting my stories on my own personal Twitter and Facebook account, I also help manage the U.S. News social media accounts, where I promote all of our stories, blog posts and Twitter chats.

What do you think you'd be doing if you weren't a journalist?

 I’d probably be a chef. Before going to Stony Brook, I seriously considered going to culinary school. I still love to cook though – my fiancée and I cook dinner together just about every night, and it’s one of my favorite hobbies.

How has the industry changed from when you began your career? 

The biggest shift has been in how writers deal with readers. When newspapers and other outlets first moved online, it was very print-on-web. Now, the pages are more dynamic, and many have interactive charts, graphs etc. More than that though, I think journalists have finally learned that engaging with your readers is a great way to build your brand and keep them coming back to you. It’s no longer a one-way conversation. My goal as a journalist is to be the type of person people seek out to see my take on the latest health news.

Do you have advice for someone just starting out as a journalist?

Do as many internships as you can. I did three throughout my college career, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Media outlets are looking for experience, they don’t want someone they have to train. Internships are the best way to make contacts in the industry, get clips, and land a job out of college.

 About Amir Khan

Amir Khan is a health and wellness reporter for U.S. News & World Report, where he covers a variety of health topics, including health technology, diet and nutrition and fitness, all with an eye towards helping consumers make the best possible decisions about their health. He also helps manage the organizations’ social media accounts.

A native New Yorker, Amir grew up in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn. He attended Stony Brook University, where he obtained a B.A. in Journalism. While attending Stony Brook, he was Managing Editor of the school's online newspaper, the Stony Brook Independent. He also held three internships during his time there – Biotechniques Magazine, the New York Daily News, and Popular Mechanics Magazine.

Prior to taking a job with U.S. News & World Report, Amir wrote for the International Business Times and Everyday Health.

Besides writing about health, Amir is an avid homebrewer, a Mets and Jets fan and a fantasy football nut.

Amir currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his fiancée, Jen, their dog, Ranger, and their cats, Teddy and Moe.

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Media 411: Journalism Internship Application Season

Image courtesy of bing.

It’s that time of year for journalism students again!

If you're one of them, put those thinking caps on (Does anyone say that anymore?), get organized and start applying before you lose the opportunity to work for a limited time and gain valuable experience at a renowned news organization.

Benjamin Mullin of The Poynter Institute provides a great list of internships and fellowships from around the country:

The New York Times James Reston Reporting Fellowship
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: “Beginning with the second week, the Reston Fellows start work in a section that reflects their skills and area of interest to report and write stories under the guidance of editors or senior reporters. Some stories are assigned, but fellows are encouraged to come up with their own ideas. They also participate in workshops with ranking editors and reporters. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for the fellows to stretch their journalistic skills with the help of some of the best reporters and editors in the country.”

The Washington Post
Deadline: Nov. 7
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay$750 per week
Description: “Our interns write articles, edit copy, take photographs, design pages and produce graphics. We treat them as staff members during their 12 weeks of employment.”

The Boston Globe
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Boston
Pay: $700 per month
Description: “Summer interns work as full-time employees for 12 weeks, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Interns are paid a weekly wage, and shifts vary. An intern supervisor serves as a writing coach and there are weekly meetings with editors and staff members on a range of issues and topics pertaining to journalism.”

Associated Press Global News Internship

Deadline: Not settled yet; likely the first week of January, per AP spokesman Paul Colford.
Location: Major cities throughout the world
Pay: Not listed
Description: “The summer 2014 Global News Internship is a paid, highly selective, 12-week individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. Interns must have experience and/or training in video and one other format. They will contribute to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reporting.”

The Los Angeles Times
Deadline: Jan. 1
Location: Los Angeles, Washington D.C.
Pay: $700 per week
Description: “Interested in working with some of the best journalists around? We offer 10 weeks of intensive, hands-on experience in a region where big stories are the norm. We place interns throughout the L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages, Washington, D.C., bureau, Photography/Video, Data Desk, Visualization & Graphics, Design and latimes.com. These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from mid-June to late August.”

Google Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: Around the end of January
Location: Various journalism nonprofits throughout the United States
Pay$8,000 for 10-weeks, plus $1,000 travel stipend
Description: “The program is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations — from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age.”
Disclaimer: I was a 2014 Google fellow.

Atlantic Media Fellowship Program
Deadline: End of February 2015
Location: Washington, D.C. and New York City
Pay: $25,000 per year, with full benefits
Description: “Atlantic Media offers high-achieving recent college graduates a unique opportunity to participate in the Atlantic Media Fellowship Program. The Program is a structured, year-long paid fellowship for top-tier talent committed to editorial-side or business-side careers in media. Each year we look forward to our new class of Fellows, who add a fresh perspective and new ideas to our company initiatives. As a digital-first company, we have experienced tremendous growth as a result of emphasis on digital initiatives, and our Fellows have been key contributors.”

 To read the entire list, please click here.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:17:13 -0500 http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/10/16/media_411:_journalism_internship_application_season http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/10/16/media_411:_journalism_internship_application_season

Image courtesy of bing.

It’s that time of year for journalism students again!

If you're one of them, put those thinking caps on (Does anyone say that anymore?), get organized and start applying before you lose the opportunity to work for a limited time and gain valuable experience at a renowned news organization.

Benjamin Mullin of The Poynter Institute provides a great list of internships and fellowships from around the country:

The New York Times James Reston Reporting Fellowship
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: “Beginning with the second week, the Reston Fellows start work in a section that reflects their skills and area of interest to report and write stories under the guidance of editors or senior reporters. Some stories are assigned, but fellows are encouraged to come up with their own ideas. They also participate in workshops with ranking editors and reporters. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for the fellows to stretch their journalistic skills with the help of some of the best reporters and editors in the country.”

The Washington Post
Deadline: Nov. 7
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay$750 per week
Description: “Our interns write articles, edit copy, take photographs, design pages and produce graphics. We treat them as staff members during their 12 weeks of employment.”

The Boston Globe
Deadline: Nov. 1
Location: Boston
Pay: $700 per month
Description: “Summer interns work as full-time employees for 12 weeks, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Interns are paid a weekly wage, and shifts vary. An intern supervisor serves as a writing coach and there are weekly meetings with editors and staff members on a range of issues and topics pertaining to journalism.”

Associated Press Global News Internship

Deadline: Not settled yet; likely the first week of January, per AP spokesman Paul Colford.
Location: Major cities throughout the world
Pay: Not listed
Description: “The summer 2014 Global News Internship is a paid, highly selective, 12-week individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. Interns must have experience and/or training in video and one other format. They will contribute to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reporting.”

The Los Angeles Times
Deadline: Jan. 1
Location: Los Angeles, Washington D.C.
Pay: $700 per week
Description: “Interested in working with some of the best journalists around? We offer 10 weeks of intensive, hands-on experience in a region where big stories are the norm. We place interns throughout the L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages, Washington, D.C., bureau, Photography/Video, Data Desk, Visualization & Graphics, Design and latimes.com. These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from mid-June to late August.”

Google Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: Around the end of January
Location: Various journalism nonprofits throughout the United States
Pay$8,000 for 10-weeks, plus $1,000 travel stipend
Description: “The program is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations — from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age.”
Disclaimer: I was a 2014 Google fellow.

Atlantic Media Fellowship Program
Deadline: End of February 2015
Location: Washington, D.C. and New York City
Pay: $25,000 per year, with full benefits
Description: “Atlantic Media offers high-achieving recent college graduates a unique opportunity to participate in the Atlantic Media Fellowship Program. The Program is a structured, year-long paid fellowship for top-tier talent committed to editorial-side or business-side careers in media. Each year we look forward to our new class of Fellows, who add a fresh perspective and new ideas to our company initiatives. As a digital-first company, we have experienced tremendous growth as a result of emphasis on digital initiatives, and our Fellows have been key contributors.”

 To read the entire list, please click here.

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Media 411: Are You TV's Sexiest Male News Anchor? People Mag Wants You

Every year People puts out its Sexiest Man Alive issue which I (and many others) look forward to eagerly every single time. They always do a great job with the publicity that leads to an announcement which is covered by almost every media outlet in the country.

This year, People has decided to place another sexy man on the cover in addition to Hollywood’s hottest hunk. If you’re a news anchor, sports anchor or weather anchor, now’s your chance to get in on the action!

All you have to do is tweet your choice (name and Twitter handle, if available) to @peoplemag using the #SexiestAnchorAlive hashtag. The contest runs now through Oct. 22.

For more information, continue reading here.

Good luck!

Images of TV studio and cartoon courtesy of bing.

Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com


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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:29:38 -0500 http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/10/09/media_411:_are_you_tvs_sexiest_male_news_anchor_people_mag_wants_you http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/10/09/media_411:_are_you_tvs_sexiest_male_news_anchor_people_mag_wants_you

Every year People puts out its Sexiest Man Alive issue which I (and many others) look forward to eagerly every single time. They always do a great job with the publicity that leads to an announcement which is covered by almost every media outlet in the country.

This year, People has decided to place another sexy man on the cover in addition to Hollywood’s hottest hunk. If you’re a news anchor, sports anchor or weather anchor, now’s your chance to get in on the action!

All you have to do is tweet your choice (name and Twitter handle, if available) to @peoplemag using the #SexiestAnchorAlive hashtag. The contest runs now through Oct. 22.

For more information, continue reading here.

Good luck!

Images of TV studio and cartoon courtesy of bing.

Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com


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Media 411: National News Engagement Day

In today’s world, news is available to us around the clock every day of the week. The internet and the advent of social media mean we are informed constantly on different platforms – mobile phones, tablets, laptops, television, radio, newspapers.

There is no excuse to not be informed, yet for the majority of young adults, news consumption isn’t as important and some don’t bother with news at all.

Tuesday, Oct. 7 will be the first ever National News Engagement Day which was created to raise awareness about the importance of being informed. Another goal of the initiative includes encouraging people to engage with news by reading, watching, tweeting and discussing. Also, helping people of all ages realize the benefits of news, educating the public about journalism and ensuring news engagement does not disappear.

The idea came from Paula Poindexter, the 2013-2014 president of AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication). A journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Poindexter first proposed setting aside a day every year to revitalize the public’s engagement with news, regardless of generation” in her book Millennials, News, and Social Media: Is News Engagement a Thing of the  Past? (New York: Peter Lang, 2012,  pp. 131-132). As president of AEJMC, Poindexter made National News Engagement Day one of her most important presidential initiatives.

National News Engagement Day events will be taking place in a grand majority of the states,  the District of Columbia, and six countries (newsengagement.org). These events will be sponsored by journalism and communication programs, news associations and communication organizations, local and national media, civic organizations and foundations, and primary and secondary teachers.      

NBC news anchor Brian Williams addresses National News Engagement Day:

To listen to the audio file from the National News Engagement Day Press Conference held on Tuesday, September 23, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., please click the link below:

youtu.be/U5gaEEHjBMs

For more information about National News Engagement Day, please visit www.newsengagement.org/ .

Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:11:16 -0500 http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/10/03/media_411:_national_news_engagement_day http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/10/03/media_411:_national_news_engagement_day

In today’s world, news is available to us around the clock every day of the week. The internet and the advent of social media mean we are informed constantly on different platforms – mobile phones, tablets, laptops, television, radio, newspapers.

There is no excuse to not be informed, yet for the majority of young adults, news consumption isn’t as important and some don’t bother with news at all.

Tuesday, Oct. 7 will be the first ever National News Engagement Day which was created to raise awareness about the importance of being informed. Another goal of the initiative includes encouraging people to engage with news by reading, watching, tweeting and discussing. Also, helping people of all ages realize the benefits of news, educating the public about journalism and ensuring news engagement does not disappear.

The idea came from Paula Poindexter, the 2013-2014 president of AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication). A journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Poindexter first proposed setting aside a day every year to revitalize the public’s engagement with news, regardless of generation” in her book Millennials, News, and Social Media: Is News Engagement a Thing of the  Past? (New York: Peter Lang, 2012,  pp. 131-132). As president of AEJMC, Poindexter made National News Engagement Day one of her most important presidential initiatives.

National News Engagement Day events will be taking place in a grand majority of the states,  the District of Columbia, and six countries (newsengagement.org). These events will be sponsored by journalism and communication programs, news associations and communication organizations, local and national media, civic organizations and foundations, and primary and secondary teachers.      

NBC news anchor Brian Williams addresses National News Engagement Day:

To listen to the audio file from the National News Engagement Day Press Conference held on Tuesday, September 23, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., please click the link below:

youtu.be/U5gaEEHjBMs

For more information about National News Engagement Day, please visit www.newsengagement.org/ .

Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com

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Media 411: 10 Songs About Journalism There are so many great movies about the world of media and journalism so a while back I decided to write a blog post about movies that focused on the world of those who work in newsrooms. 

Some were comedies, some were dramas and some were romantic comedies. Why not do a blog post about music?

Songs were a bit tougher to find, but here is a list of ten songs with some sort of reference to the news business. Can you think of any others?

Dirty Laundry

Don Henley

Yesterday’s Papers

The Rolling Stones

Sunday Papers

Joe Jackson

Black Diamond Bay

Bob Dylan

Six O’Clock News

Kathleen Edwards

Reuters

Wire

The Morning Paper

Smog

Headline Hustler

10cc

Evening News

Chamillionaire

What's in the Headline?

Don Covay

Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:22:41 -0500 http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/09/25/media_411:_10_songs_about_journalism http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/09/25/media_411:_10_songs_about_journalism There are so many great movies about the world of media and journalism so a while back I decided to write a blog post about movies that focused on the world of those who work in newsrooms. 

Some were comedies, some were dramas and some were romantic comedies. Why not do a blog post about music?

Songs were a bit tougher to find, but here is a list of ten songs with some sort of reference to the news business. Can you think of any others?

Dirty Laundry

Don Henley

Yesterday’s Papers

The Rolling Stones

Sunday Papers

Joe Jackson

Black Diamond Bay

Bob Dylan

Six O’Clock News

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