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.
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
The Director’s Cut
Film Screening, Room 138 ABC
Wednesday, April 6
The Catalyst Skills Boot Camp 10 AM – 5 PM
Must register to attend.
Student Center, Room 138 ABC
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
Visit www.nsumcjr.com for detailed information.