MCJR Week 2015 brings media professionals to Norfolk State campus
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MCJR Week 2015 brings media professionals to Norfolk State campus

This year’s MCJR Week was a success as it helped Norfolk State University students learn from media professionals and alumni.  The annual tradition at NSU also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism.  Spartan Echo TV reporter Jamila Patterson has the story. Continue reading

Nielsen’s top programs for April 6-12
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Nielsen’s top programs for April 6-12

  Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 6-12. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Wisconsin vs. Duke, CBS, 28.26 million. 2. “NCAA Championship Pre-Game,” CBS, 18.45 million. 3. “NCIS,” CBS, 16.85 million. 4. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 14.78 million. 5. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 14.33 million. … Continue reading

USA network seeks a grittier image
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USA network seeks a grittier image

  NEW YORK (AP) — A vigilante hacker, an invasion of Los Angeles and a doctor who gets into a gun battle with gang members are featured in dramas due to appear on a grittier USA network within the next year. The general-interest cable network, trying to halt a decline in ratings, revealed programming plans … Continue reading

Lucy Lawless is bewitching as a newcomer to WGN’s ‘Salem
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Lucy Lawless is bewitching as a newcomer to WGN’s ‘Salem

NEW YORK (AP) — As if there weren’t enough upheaval in 17th-Century Salem, Massachusetts, this haunted village is about to welcome Lucy Lawless. Celebrated for such unflinching performances as Xena, Warrior Princess, and Lucretia in the “Spartacus” trilogy, Lawless is now casting her spell on “Salem,” WGN’s witch-war drama, as it begins its second season … Continue reading

MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton
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MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton

As the Mass Communications and Journalism Department at Norfolk State University celebrates their 40th anniversary, the department also mourns the loss of the founding chair of the original Mass Communications Department, Dr. Wilbert Edgerton. Lelia Burrell of Spartan Echo TV speaks with some of Dr. Edgerton’s colleagues who share their memories of Dr. Edgerton and … Continue reading

MCJR Week celebrates 40 years of mass communications and journalism at Norfolk State University
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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

Kerry Washington, Roland Emmerich among GLAAD honorees
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Kerry Washington, Roland Emmerich among GLAAD honorees

  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actress Kerry Washington, director Roland Emmerich, the film “The Imitation Game” and television shows “Transparent” and “How to Get Away With Murder” have received stamps of approval from GLAAD. GLAAD is a U.S.-based group that promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender presence in the media, and celebrated its honorees … Continue reading

‘Fashion Police’ host Griffin gets Oscars red carpet ready
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‘Fashion Police’ host Griffin gets Oscars red carpet ready

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Griffin likes to joke (or is she serious?) that, one year on her tax return, she put her profession as “Anonymous.” Such is her multi-hyphenate stature: a standup comic, sitcom star, reality-show queen, periodic D-Lister and, now, host of “Fashion Police,” E! network’s rollicking red-carpet rip. Griffin has retrieved the … Continue reading

How much is too much television?
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How much is too much television?

  NEW YORK (AP) — Beth Hoppe loves television dramas. Yet even with a digital video recorder and on-demand services that enable her to watch on her own schedule, there’s not enough time to see everything on her list. As the chief programmer for PBS, Hoppe has a business reason to stay current. So if … Continue reading