MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate
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MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate

  MCJR Week 2017 The Fourth Estate: Protecting Truth, Preserving Democracy, Serving the People http://www.nsumcjr.com   Monday, September 25, 2017 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Conference Registration Location: SC138C 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Continued Location: SC138C 6:30 p.m. MCJR Mixer/Kickoff Location: SC138C Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals 7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: L. Joy Williams https://ljoywilliams.com/services/speaker/ Location: … Continue reading

Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC
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Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC

(Chicago) — The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted unanimously 21-0 to fully reaccredit the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism at Norfolk State University for another six years. “The unanimous vote reflected ACEJMC’s enthusiastic acceptance of the case for reaccreditation presented in (1) our self-study report of 138 pages and … Continue reading

Virginia Production Alliance and HRBMP to meet with MCJR majors during November
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Virginia Production Alliance and HRBMP to meet with MCJR majors during November

The Department of Mass Communications and Journalism is hosting the monthly meeting of two professional groups on campus during November. All MCJR majors are cordially invited to attend the monthly meetings of the following two organizations. Both events are free. The Virginia Production Alliance (film) Wednesday, November 16th 6:30-9:00 pm Archives Orientation Room 2nd Floor, … Continue reading

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Get on-the-job training…and college credit

Any Norfolk State student can write for the Spartan Echo, but did you know you can get training and college credit for it, too? Just register for JRN 221 News Writing. The course meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. The News Writing course teaches students through on-the-job training. Students write for … Continue reading

Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo!
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Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo!

Writers, photographers, graphic designers:  the Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the spring 2017 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. Some work–done from home–will be necessary during the winter break to prepare for the spring semester. Please see the Spartan Echo staff page at http://www.spartanecho.org/staff for more … Continue reading

Is sending a threatening emoji a crime?  Let us know at the end of the article.
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Is sending a threatening emoji a crime? Let us know at the end of the article.

by Miles Givers According to Justin Jouvenal, writer for The Washington Post, “A 12 year old girl is facing criminal charges for using certain emoji.” “The 12-year-old from Fairfax, Va., has been charged with threatening her school after police said she posted a message on Instagram in December laden with gun, bomb and knife emojis,” … Continue reading

Spartan Echo lights up Facebook and Twitter with free news
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Spartan Echo lights up Facebook and Twitter with free news

Norfolk State prepares students for commercial marketplace with student newspaper If you’re a Facebook friend or Twitter follower of Norfolk State University’s student newspaper, the Spartan Echo, then you probably wonder how students are producing as much (if not more) news through these social media outlets as most commercial news organizations. The answer is simple: they’re being … Continue reading

MCJR Week 2015 brings media professionals to Norfolk State campus
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MCJR Week 2015 brings media professionals to Norfolk State campus

This year’s MCJR Week was a success as it helped Norfolk State University students learn from media professionals and alumni.  The annual tradition at NSU also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism.  Spartan Echo TV reporter Jamila Patterson has the story. Continue reading

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MCJR Week celebrates 40 years of mass communications and journalism at Norfolk State University

by Antonio Garland From March 30-April 2, the Mass Communications and Journalism Department’s MCJR Week will mark the 40th anniversary of the department. Students and alumni are encouraged to come out to the events to build connections and relationships, which can last a lifetime. The MCJR Week media conference  (http://www.nsumcjr.com/) features alumni who serve on … Continue reading

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Spartan Echo hiring staff for fall 2015

The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions.  Editors will serve during the fall 2015 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service.  Amounts vary by position.  Some work—done from home—will be necessary during the summer break to prepare for the fall semester.  Please see the Spartan Echo staff page … Continue reading