Diversity at JMC

JMC'S DIVERSITY PLAN

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JMC DIVERSITY AND GLOBALIZATION COMMITTEE

In 2012, JMC created a Diversity and Globalization Committee to work closely with all faculty and staff, as well as Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as the Student Voice Team, on all matters of diversity impacting JMC.

Committee members include:

  • Gene Shelton, Professor and Chair
  • Karl Idsvoog, Associate Professor 
  • Luke Armour, Assistant Professor 
  • Kevin Dilley, Director of Student Media
  • Traci E. Williams, Lecturer
  • Cheryl Ann Lambert, Assistant Professor
  • Suzanne Smith, Graduate Administrative Clerk

JMC’S STUDENT VOICE TEAM

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University seeks to attract, retain and develop the most talented students from across the nation and, increasingly, the world, to build the next generation of media and communication industry professionals. Our continued success depends on our ability to engage the diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds of students.  To advance this goal, JMC created the Student Voice Team (SVT) in 2013.

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS (NABJ)

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is back at Kent State and quickly gaining new ground.  

NABJ Kent is an organization of journalists, students and media professionals that encourages students of color to work in student media. NABJ membership is open to all JMC students and majors, and to all Kent State students who are interested in student media. Kent’s chapter was originally established at JMC by the late Dr. Evonne Whitmore, but went inactive in 2009.

NABJ is the nation’s largest organization of journalists of color, with more than 3,000 members. NABJ awards nearly $100,000 in scholarships and internships each year to college and high school students nationwide, as well as fellowships for seasoned professionals.

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