The Latest: ‘Boomer and Carton’ co-host released on bond
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The Latest: ‘Boomer and Carton’ co-host released on bond

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on fraud charges against sports radio personality Craig Carton, a host of WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” show (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sports radio personality Craig Carton has been released on bond following his New York arrest on fraud charges alleging he and others used a Ponzi scheme and … Continue reading

Disney streaming service to get ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel
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Disney streaming service to get ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel

NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars” and the Marvel comic-book movies will join Disney’s upcoming streaming service , potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children. The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly subscription. (So, not on Netflix.) A price … 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

Lin-Manuel Miranda to host ‘Saturday Night Live’
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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host ‘Saturday Night Live’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alexander Hamilton is coming to “Saturday Night Live.” NBC said Wednesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda will host “SNL” on Oct. 8. Miranda created and starred in the Broadway sensation about the first U.S. treasury secretary. Twenty One Pilots duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will be the show’s musical guests. “SNL” opens … Continue reading

3 veteran ‘Roots’ stars look back on making this TV classic
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3 veteran ‘Roots’ stars look back on making this TV classic

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC bosses weren’t sure anyone would watch. Their ambitious miniseries “Roots” was an eight-part epic based on Alex Haley’s best-seller that told the saga of his family tree, beginning with Kunta Kinte, a West African teen captured by slave raiders then shipped to America in the mid-1700s, and continuing through the … 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

End of a TV era: ‘American Idol’ vows ‘spectacular’ finale
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End of a TV era: ‘American Idol’ vows ‘spectacular’ finale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “American Idol,” which gave the world Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has one more chance to mint a star before it fades into TV and music history. Whether viewers choose a future chart-topper or trivia question remains to be seen. But executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who helped translate Britain’s … Continue reading

Cast members from TV’s “A Different World” to visit Norfolk State April 16 to promote the value of higher education
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Cast members from TV’s “A Different World” to visit Norfolk State April 16 to promote the value of higher education

For the first time ever, cast members from the 90s hit television show, A Different World, will come together on a college campus for an intimate discussion exploring the importance of higher education and the value of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in both their historic and current roles. The event is sponsored by … Continue reading