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News Argus Staff to manage sports, graphics for Black College Wire

By Jordan Howse; Jaye Cole
On February 22, 2011

For years The News Argus has been responsible for producing high-quality news for Winston-Salem State. Now, WSSU's student-run newspaper has been tasked with a new assignment.

The News Argus staff has been selected to manage the sports and graphics sections of Black College Wire, a premier source of online information for Historically Black Colleges and Universities' campuses.

BCW has provided HBCUs with relevant news for nearly 10 years.

Recently, its advisers and editors have begun a transformation.

The Black College Communication Association, under the leadership of Valerie White, BCCA chair, and her graduate assistant Kenta Joseph will manage the site.


"It's a good opportunity for students to take advantage of a news service that is used by mainstream newspapers and to continue to be displayed to national and international audiences," White said.

Jordan Holloway, The News Argus sports editor, will visit each student newspaper's website that is a part of BCW, select stories, edit them, send them to Joseph for second edits who will then publish them online.

"I am more than honored to be the head of sports for BCW," Holloway said. "I will diversify my selections and give proper coverage of each HBCU."

Joseph said this is a great opportunity for students to sharpen their copy editing skills and see more of their own and their peer's content published.

"Interested student editors are allowed to contribute to whichever section they desire," Joseph said.

"This change will ensure that the voices of all HBCUs will be represented on BCW, as well as allow BCW to publish more content more quickly."

Since 2002, several institutions and organizations including the FAMU Foundation, National Association of Black Journalists and North Carolina A&T Foundation have administered Black College Wire.  

"Their access is their ability to have a say in what content is featured on the website," Joseph said.

Several schools were recently removed from BCW site.

"Sites that were removed were deleted until their sites become active again," Stewart said.

When the colleges and universities become active again, they can contact BCW through Facebook or at with their updated information.

"It's really unfortunate that on many campuses the news is not being reported regularly in any form. This should not be acceptable to students, alumni, faculty or administrators. Everyone should support the free flow of news and information," Stewart said.

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