The Latest: PBS cuts ties with Rose after misconduct claims
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The Latest: PBS cuts ties with Rose after misconduct claims

  NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Charlie Rose (all times local): 1:35 p.m. PBS has ended its partnership with Charlie Rose, host of its long-running interview show, after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. The 75-year-old Rose has interviewed newsmakers in the media, entertainment, business and politics weeknights … 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

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

Rolling Stone publisher disagreed with rape story retraction
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Rolling Stone publisher disagreed with rape story retraction

Rolling Stone magazine publisher and co-founder Jann Wenner said in a video deposition that he disagreed with a top editor’s decision to retract an entire article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the story was discredited. In a video played for jurors Friday in the defamation trial against Rolling Stone, Jann … 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

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

Want a job after graduation?  You’ll need experience and we can provide it.
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Want a job after graduation? You’ll need experience and we can provide it.

Want a job in the media after graduation?  Want to work in a communication-related field?  If so, you’ll need more than a degree; you’ll need samples of work product you can show a potential employer and related experience listed on your resume…preferably two or more years of it. That’s where the Spartan Echo comes in.  … Continue reading

Afghan Taliban open new front in war with attacks on media
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Afghan Taliban open new front in war with attacks on media

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban suicide bombing against a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan’s biggest media company last month has shocked local journalists, who fear they are now in the cross hairs of an increasingly lethal insurgency. Journalism has always been a dangerous line of work in Afghanistan, and reporters have long had to … 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

Accepting applications for editor positions
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Accepting applications for editor positions

Our application deadline has been extended until Nov. 13. It’s time to build your resume by working in an award-winning organization and producing product that can be used as work samples when applying for almost any position that requires communication ability. The Spartan Echo, Norfolk State University’s nationally award-winning student newspaper, is accepting applications now … 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

MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton
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MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton

As the Mass Communications and Journalism Department at Norfolk State University celebrates their 40th anniversary, the department also mourns the loss of the founding chair of the original Mass Communications Department, Dr. Wilbert Edgerton. Lelia Burrell of Spartan Echo TV speaks with some of Dr. Edgerton’s colleagues who share their memories of Dr. Edgerton and … 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