Garrison Keillor firing prompts backlash from his fans
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Garrison Keillor firing prompts backlash from his fans

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Outraged Garrison Keillor fans deluged Minnesota Public Radio Thursday with complaints about the firing of the humorist over alleged workplace misconduct. Some say they will no longer support MPR, one of the nation’s largest public radio operations, which depends heavily on financial contributions. MPR said Wednesday it was cutting ties with Keillor, … 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

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

China begins operating world’s largest radio telescope
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China begins operating world’s largest radio telescope

BEIJING (AP) — The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China’s rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige. Beijing has poured billions into such ambitious scientific projects as well as its military-backed space program, which saw … Continue reading

WNSB’s “Hampton Roads Voices” call-in show to feature The Lighthouse Project
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WNSB’s “Hampton Roads Voices” call-in show to feature The Lighthouse Project

The WNSB telephone lines will be open to Hampton Roads voices today, Friday, Sept 9, from 5-7 p.m. This week’s guest will be Pastor Aaron Wheeler of the Lighthouse Project in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Lighthouse Project is uplifting communities to believe in the courage to change. The two-hour discussion will feature initiatives designed to decrease drug … Continue reading

WNSB Hot 91 receives CPB community service grant
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WNSB Hot 91 receives CPB community service grant

Norfolk State University’s radio station, WNSB 91.1 FM (Hot 91), was awarded a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Community Service Grant for $81,235 effective through September 30, 2017. WNSB, a part of the public broadcast system, has aired quality programs and music for more than 36 years. The station has also served as a training ground … 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

Hear Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe live on 91.1 FM Friday, March 25, at 9:15 a.m.
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Hear Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe live on 91.1 FM Friday, March 25, at 9:15 a.m.

Check out WNSB 91.1 FM this Friday, March 25, for a very special edition of Spartan Life Radio.  WNSB is the Norfolk State University radio station. WNSB is interviewing Governor Terry McAuliffe at 9:15 a.m. live on Hot 91.1 FM. Governor McAuliffe will talk about highlights from the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session including highly … Continue reading