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

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

YouTube star PewDiePie back on Twitter after ISIS joke
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YouTube star PewDiePie back on Twitter after ISIS joke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The most popular YouTuber is back on Twitter after joking that his account became unverified because he joined ISIS. Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg’s Twitter account was briefly suspended this week, and the blue check mark detonating his once-verified status was removed after the YouTube star changed his avatar to an image that … 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

Modi touts social media, tech development in Facebook visit
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Modi touts social media, tech development in Facebook visit

  MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the power of social media and his own goals for developing India’s tech economy on Sunday, speaking to a global audience from a “town hall” meeting at the headquarters of the world’s largest social network. Modi also vowed to improve education for girls … 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

‘Slave Trade’ video game altered after social media backlash
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‘Slave Trade’ video game altered after social media backlash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An educational video game has been edited following a social media backlash over a scene depicting slaves being packed into a ship. The creators of “Playing History: Slave Trade” removed a level Monday which featured black slave characters being dropped into a ship similar to the video game “Tetris.” “Apologies to … Continue reading

Twitter’s twists and turns _ can it keep flying?
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Twitter’s twists and turns _ can it keep flying?

  NEW YORK (AP) — The Pope is on Twitter, along with the Dalai Lama, world leaders and, of course, Kim Kardashian. The short-messaging service can bring fleeting fame, instant ignominy and get you fired. It has been credited for sparking revolutions and, like Facebook, transforming the way the world communicates. But despite the buzz generated … 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