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

TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity
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TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

Kenya Barris, creator of ABC’s “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family’s efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. “I saw ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ and thought, ‘What part of New York is this?’” recalled Barris, who is black. “It’s not … Continue reading