Winner of award honoring AP photographer accustomed to risk
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Winner of award honoring AP photographer accustomed to risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s recipient of an award named for an Associated Press photographer who was killed in Afghanistan is a photojournalist who’s accustomed to working in isolated and dangerous conditions. Kenya-based freelance photographer Adriane Ohanesian will accept the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award on Thursday, June 9,  in Washington. The annual award, … Continue reading

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UN-backed documentary ‘Human’ aims to capture the world
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UN-backed documentary ‘Human’ aims to capture the world

VENICE, Italy (AP) — With wars, atrocities and the desperation of refugees dominating the daily news, it’s easy to feel despair about human nature. French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand hopes to restore movie-watchers’ faith — or at least awaken their compassion — with “Human,” a documentary that compiles the extraordinary stories of ordinary people from around … Continue reading

Spartan Echo multimedia editor wins HRBMP scholarship for third time
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Spartan Echo multimedia editor wins HRBMP scholarship for third time

NORFOLK, Va – Winners of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals’ 2015 Journalism/Media Scholarships were officially announced. Seven students won scholarships totaling $4,500. Five are local college students while the high school seniors attend school in Hampton and Chesapeake. The monies will go toward furthering or starting their studies in the fields of journalism or … Continue reading

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Governor McAuliffe names NSU professor as one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015 on Wednesday, March 24.  Dr. Mikhail Noginov, a professor and researcher in the Department of Physics and the Center for Materials Research at Norfolk State University, was one of three Virginia scientists that were recognized. “It is an honor to recognize Virginia’s leading scientific minds,” said … Continue reading