Monday, January 05, 2015

Early deadline today for Thur. webinar on linking newspapers, communities with social media

The National Newspaper Association is hosting a webinar on Thursday to discuss the results of a project by the North Carolina Press Association to promote newspapers through social media. As part of the NewspaperBaton project, NNA asked members to sign up for one day on Facebook or Instagram and post several photos with a caption about a specific topic, then pass the “baton” on to the next person who signed up for the next day.

The North Carolina group says baton holders were asked: "What role do newspapers play in your life? Do you start your morning with a cup of coffee and the local paper? Or do you get your news from Twitter? Maybe you glance at the headlines on the paper in your office. Or maybe you’re the one who turns news into a newspaper. Whoever you are, we want to see a day in that life! From the moment it gets tossed onto your driveway to the whoosh as you toss it into the recycling can; from the click of your mouse on the newspaper’s website to the swish of the comics page turning on a lazy Sunday morning... where do you encounter newspapers? Make a kite out of it, wrap up your fish (we prefer good sushi, frankly), fashion an old-school printer’s cap, make it into an old-time book cover. Make a video as you finish the crossword in record time, fold it into origami news birds… you get the idea. Have fun. Celebrate newspapers! Come, grab a paper and spend a day with us."

The webinar is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon EDT. The cost is $30 for NNA members and $65 for non-members through today. After today, a $10 late fee will be charged. To register click here.

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