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NSU prepares for MCJR Week, April 4-7

MCJR Weekby Antonio Garland

The Department of Mass Communications and Journalism at Norfolk State University is currently planning its annual MCJR Week, a week-long event that centers on mass communications and journalism topics.  This year’s conference will be April 4-7.

MCRJ Week includes guest speakers, online/interactive presentations, and panel discussions. It brings in alumni to share their experiences and knowledge of the media with the next generation of students who aspire to enter the media or communication-related fields.

Last year’s MCJR Week featured guest speakers such as Iisha Scott, from WVEC 13 News, and Katie Barrie, who has worked with PBS, CBS and WCTV. Alumni speakers included Phil Thornton and Jonathan Mason.  Network television anchors and Pulitzer Prize winning authors have keynoted previous conferences.

According to NSU professor Dr. Morgan Kirby, MCJR Week provides students an environment where students can receive inspiration, advice and thought provoking messages from industry professionals.

“I would love to see students from all over the campus attend,” said Kirby.

This year marks the 41st anniversary of MCJR Week.

Events Include:

Monday, April 4

Kickoff Mixer and Registration – 6 PM

Keynote Speaker – 7 PM

Derek Blanks, Celebrity Photographer

Student Center, Room 138ABC/149


Tuesday, April 5

Panel Discussion.  9:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3 PM

Student Center, Room 138 BC


Tuesday Night

The Director’s Cut

Film Screening, Room 138 ABC

6:30 PM


Wednesday, April 6

The Catalyst Skills Boot Camp 10 AM – 5 PM

Must register to attend.

Student Center, Room 138 ABC


Wednesday Night

The Green Room: Industry Insiders Dish on What It Takes to Make It in a Digital World

Student Center, Room 149


Thursday, April 7

MCJR Alumni Panels 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Student Center, Room 138BC


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