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Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo! We’re now accepting applications for fall positions.

Attention all writers, photographers, and graphic designers… The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the fall 2019 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 summer break to prepare for the fall semester. … Continue reading

Apply now for spring staff positions!
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Apply now for spring staff positions!

Attention all writers, photographers, and graphic designers…we need you! The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the spring 2018 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. And be forewarned: work will be necessary during the winter break to adhere … Continue reading

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

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Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo! We’re now accepting applications for fall positions.

Attention all writers, photographers, and graphic designers…we’ve extended our application deadline! The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the fall 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 summer break to prepare … Continue reading

Letter supporting journalists at Standing Rock
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Letter supporting journalists at Standing Rock

Levi Bachmeier, Policy Advisor, Governor’s Office Scott Davis, North Dakota Director Dept. of Indian Affairs Rob Keller, Morton County Sheriff’s Department Maj. French Pope, Army Corp of Engineers Weldon Loudermilk, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs Kevin Haugrud, Acting Secretary, Department of the Interior Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota; Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs … Continue reading

Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing
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Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing

Teachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election season that saw made-up stories abound. Many of those lessons involve these handy tips. URL look odd? That “com.co” ending on an otherwise authentic-looking website is a red flag. When in … Continue reading

Governor hosts luncheon for college journalists
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Governor hosts luncheon for college journalists

by Tiana K. Allen On Feb. 1, Virginia Governor Terrance McAuliffe hosted a luncheon, alongside Virginia’s Secretary of Education Dr. Dietra Trent, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion where he spoke with several college newspaper journalists regarding Virginia’s job opportunities, President Trump’s new immigration policy and many other topics. He said that he’s had great success in … Continue reading

Spartan Echo, PRSSA participate in NATO ACT conference
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Spartan Echo, PRSSA participate in NATO ACT conference

Norfolk, Virginia – Norfolk State University students from the Spartan Echo student newspaper and the Norfolk State University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America were invited to participate in NATO’s annual Allied Command Transformation conference in Norfolk, Virginia for the second time in two years. Out of four universities invited to participate, … Continue reading

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Thanks for a great fall semester!

The Spartan Echo student newspaper thanks our audience for their wonderful support throughout this fall semester.  Whether you picked up a print copy on campus, downloaded the PDF of our print editions online, browsed our website, kept up with our website posts through Twitter or Facebook, watched our videos online or our TV show on campus … Continue reading

Student from Arkansas selected as Rhodes Scholar for 2017
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Student from Arkansas selected as Rhodes Scholar for 2017

A college student from Arkansas is among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars and will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England. Little Rock resident Lauren C. Jackson is a senior at the University of Virginia where she is majoring in political and social thought. At Oxford, she plans to pursue master’s degrees in global … Continue reading

Russian journalists visit NSU as part of Sister City program
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Russian journalists visit NSU as part of Sister City program

by Shaye Southall On Oct. 25, a conversation took place between a group of Norfolk State students and journalists from Russia through a Norfolk Sister City program.  In the meeting, there were discussions of journalism, race, free speech and some religion. With the use of an interpreter, the journalists discussed their reasons for becoming journalists … 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

Thank you 24,000+ visitors!
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Thank you 24,000+ visitors!

The Spartan Echo website had 24,242 visitors this semester, January through April, and published 1,332 stories which had 31,093 views.  Essentially, this means Spartan Echo’s 24-thousand-plus visitors came into the site to read a specific story.  That’s probably because Spartan Echo content is shared on Twitter and Facebook and draws readers into the website as … Continue reading

MCJR bids farewell to two beloved professors
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MCJR bids farewell to two beloved professors

by Shareen Nicholson The Department of Mass Communications and Journalism is preparing to say goodbye to two of its most memorable professors. Dr. Stanley Tickton and Dr. Paula Briggs will retire at the end of this semester. Both professors have been teaching at Norfolk State for more than twenty years. While at Norfolk State, both … Continue reading

NSU prepares for MCJR Week, April 4-7
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NSU prepares for MCJR Week, April 4-7

by 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 … 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 fall 2016 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 summer break to prepare for the fall semester.    Please see the Spartan … Continue reading

Joe Cook (NSU Class of 2009) is hot … in Alaska
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Joe Cook (NSU Class of 2009) is hot … in Alaska

by Thornton Collier Norfolk State University’s Mass Communications and Journalism Department has been flourishing for many years getting their students more prepared for the real world. It is easy to tell each student will have their own path and the key to succeeding is to never give up. Joe Cook was an NSU student from … Continue reading

Creative Mind Group on Norfolk State campus Monday, Nov. 2
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Creative Mind Group on Norfolk State campus Monday, Nov. 2

The Creative Mind Group will be on the campus of Norfolk State University on Monday, Nov. 2, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in room 156 of Madison Hall. Charles Box, the group’s Recruitment Manger, will be talking to students from any major about the many opportunities the group offers to college students to break … Continue reading

“Bird” and wrongful imprisonment discussion on Norfolk State campus Oct. 22
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“Bird” and wrongful imprisonment discussion on Norfolk State campus Oct. 22

The Department of Mass Communications and Journalism and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will present a screening of the short film “Bird,” written and directed by NSU alumnus Booker T. Mattison (’95) on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Bozeman Education Building, Room 231.  Following the film will be a panel discussion on wrongful … Continue reading