Annapolis, MD ─ The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Office of Communications today unveiled the brand new AccessDNR Newsroom ─ a more interactive, user-friendly way for DNR to share its latest news and happenings with the public and members of the media.
"The internet and social media have opened the stream of information directly to our customers and stakeholders," said Josh Davidsburg, DNR senior communication manager. "Through this new format, we're going to make it easier ─ and more importantly, faster ─ for the public to get critical information directly from our scientific experts, resource managers and policy makers."
The new format will allow anyone to sign up for email alerts and RSS feeds, and allows users to easily find their way through news, videos and social media. Users will be able to share news posts with their Facebook friends and Twitter followers with the simple click of a button.
"Social media is quickly becoming an alternative outlet for the public to consume news," said Lori Livingston, DNR social media manager. "The newly designed newsroom will give our followers the opportunity to learn, share and discuss what's going on in the department with others."
As news has broken away from the cycle system and developed into a constant flow, 24 hours a day, DNR is also moving towards a daily posting cycle. DNR will post news as it breaks, allowing readers the fastest access to what is happening in the department. These updates can be easily accessed from a computer, tablet or Smartphone.
To check out the newsroom or to sign up to receive RSS feeds, citizens may visit http://news.maryland.gov/dnr
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly half a million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries, and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic, and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.DNR.Maryland.gov