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

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

Hundreds of Nigerians protest corruption; Buhari ill abroad
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Hundreds of Nigerians protest corruption; Buhari ill abroad

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerians marched Monday to protest poverty and corruption as President Muhammadu Buhari’s prolonged absence abroad for medical tests raises political and economic tensions. “Nigerians are frustrated and tired with this absentee government,” activist Omoyele Sowore said as he marched in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. Protesters carried placards saying: “Unemployed … 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

Get on-the-job training…and college credit
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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? You might want to consider registering for JRN 221 News Writing. The course meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. The News Writing course teaches students through on-the-job … Continue reading

Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack
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Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. According to officials, no criminal charges were filed and the service members received administrative punishments … Continue reading

Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore
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Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister on Monday vowed to eliminate perpetrators of terror attacks such as the massive suicide bombing that targeted Christians gathered for Easter the previous day in the eastern city of Lahore, killing 70 people. The attack underscored both the militants’ ability to stage large-scale attacks despite a months-long government … Continue reading

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Judge in Jerry Sandusky case seeks info on grand jury leaks

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The judge handling convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky’s appeal ordered Pennsylvania’s attorney general on Thursday to provide him and the former Penn State assistant football coach’s lawyers any information she might have about possible leaks in the case by state prosecutors and a grand jury judge. Judge John Cleland gave Attorney … 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

NSU Athletics Renews Radio Agreement with Max Media for 2015-16
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NSU Athletics Renews Radio Agreement with Max Media for 2015-16

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State University Athletics Department announced Tuesday that it has renewed its radio agreement with Max Media to broadcast Spartan football and men’s basketball games and its weekly radio program on Star 1310 AM (WGH) during the 2015-16 athletics season. All Spartan football games and a comprehensive men’s basketball schedule will … Continue reading

Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties
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Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials told a House committee on Thursday that if a nuclear deal is struck with Iran, lawmakers should leave congressionally imposed sanctions in place for years. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said that sounded like part of a White House strategy to keep Congress out … 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