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April 15: Upworthy Editorial Director Sara Critchfield

Presentation set for 6 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-11-2014

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Mass Media is hosting Sara Critchfield, an editorial director at, as part of its media day celebration on Tuesday, April 15.

Critchfield will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Centennial Student Union Ostrander Auditorium in an event that is free and open to the public.

In her speech, titled “You're Probably Doing It Wrong: Upworthy’s Gotta-Know Factors for Making Content Viral,” Critchfield will discuss her knowledge of and experience with multimedia and online journalism.

Rachael Hanel, an assistant professor at Minnesota State Mankato, said Critchfield’s appearance aligns with the Department of Mass Media’s mission to teach its students the most current ways in which to deliver information to the public.

As part of its media day activities, the Department of Mass Media will honor approximately 20 mass media students in a scholarship program at 3 p.m. in Centennial Student Union 253.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Mass Media and Student Activities and is made possible through a grant from the Nadine B. Andreas Foundation.

For more information, contact Rachael Hanel, assistant professor of mass media, at 507-389-1247 or

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

For Minnesota State Mankato events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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