Journalism & Mass Communication

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication provides professional programs in journalism, advertising, public relations, electronic media production and media management within the liberal arts tradition. It offers majors that prepare students for careers in the professional world of the media, stressing practical training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

As part of the coursework, students must complete professional internships in their fields of study. We also bring the professional world into the school through the campus daily newspaper, the Daily Kent Stater, and the online KentWired, the campus radio station, Black Squirrel Radio; the student-run television station, TV2; the campus magazine, The Burr and the its website,; the student-run advertising agency, Handsome Duckling; and the student-run integrated marketing communications firm, The Tannery.