2nd Annual Media History Engagement Week Reached 40,000+ Twitter Followers

22 Jun 2017 8:34 PM | Dane Claussen (Administrator)

By Teri Finneman, South Dakota State University

The second Media History Engagement Week attracted participants from 13 states and Sweden in the #headlinesinhistory Twitter discussion during the first week in April.

The week to recognize media history was the work of a subcommittee of members from the AEJMC History Division and AJHA who want to bring more national publicity to our work. 

Throughout April 3-7, our members and their students across the country (and world) tweeted #headlinesinhistory to share historical news stories and special class projects about journalism history.

The Twitter initiative resulted in 330 posts from 110 people, reaching 40,288 Twitter followers. Watergate and World War I were the most tweeted topics. Most of the participants (64%) were women.

You can view the discussion here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvx3zal.

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