View a selection of our student’s award-winning photojournalism documentaries and television / broadcast journalism projects; and browse a collection of our PR, and advertising projects.
2016 COLLEGIATE EFFIE AWARDS
Kent State University's advertising students placed second nationwide in the 2016 Collegiate Effie® Awards for their integrated marketing communications campaign for V8 + Energy, "The Energy Drink for Grown-Ups." Watch the team's creative reel, which showcases the plan's creative elements.
OUR VOICES: A STUDENT DOCUMENTARY
The student documentary "Our Voices" was created by Buddy Candela in January 2015. “Our Voices” was created to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and how activism has changed between the civil rights movement and today. This video is a follow up to the "Our Voices" documentary that was produced last year, and KSUIF plans to release a new one every year. By creating this documentary, members of KSUIF hope to bring new perspective to the teachings of Martin Luther King by hearing what college students have to say.
GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN
Senior public relations major Abby Prulhiere and David LaBelle, director of the photojournalism program in JMC, collaborated on a project to raise money for a Tallmadge family with a touching story.
KENT STATE BROADCAST BEAT REPORTING - FALL 2013
Watch a compilation of the final stories produced by the students in the Fall 2013 section of Broadcast Beat Reporting. The program is anchored by students Danielle Ramos and Emily Crilley.
Tiger Legacy is a community storytelling project that explores the culture of high school football and the connection between a community and its team. This connection is unique to Massillon because of the intense and widespread community support over the decades and the distinguished team history that traces back to the origins of the sport.
CHELSIE CORSO - "SISTERS" AND "A SEARCH FOR LIGHT"
“Sisters” won Best of Show award in the Ohio News Photographers Association 2012 competition and earned the top prize in the Feature photo competition. “A Search for Light” placed fifth in the Multimedia Narrative Storytelling/Features competition of the prestigious William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.
BEYOND THE BURNS
Hannah Potes, a JMC senior photojournalism major, won fifth place in the photojournalism competition II of the 2013 Hearst Journalism Awards Program, becoming the first JMC photojournalism student to place three times in the top 10 of the Hearst photography competition. Her picture story/series, Beyond the Burns, is a moving photographic account of Christopher Klavon, a Michigan man who lost his wife and suffered severe burns to over 75 percent of his body when his car was struck by a drunk driver 22 years ago.
FAVORITE THINGS IN LONDON
Three Kent State students describe their favorite experiences from London.
FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE
Daniel Moore, senior news major, and Jacob Byk, junior visual journalism major, traveled to Memphis with professor Christina McVay during spring break for a service trip. Both Byk and Moore share a fascination with the culture and history of the Deep South, and this provided a unique opportunity to see it firsthand. Since 2003, McVay has led volunteers from Kent State to join the Zion Community Project, Inc. to clear and maintain the oldest all-black cemetery in Memphis. See the collaborative work between Moore and Byk featured in the May 2013 issue of the Burr in their essay, "Forgotten But Not Gone."
MODERN MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY
Two instructors and 10 students explored “Modern Media and Democracy” in Prague during Summer 2013. The 12 from KSU visited this “Golden City of a Hundred Spires” in August, after three weeks of study at KSU’s campus, taking time to look at some history, government and culture of the Czech people and defining an area of interest. They researched topics like media coverage of the Romas, audience trust in media, entertainment reporting and the changing face of education, and they have presented what they found in research papers and multimedia stories. They also blogged while in Prague and shared their insights on a wide range topics. Explore some of their final projects here.
DATELINE BRAZIL: BRAZIL LEADS WORLD IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
This video was produced by Jessica White as part of Dateline Brazil where 16 Kent State students and their professors spent two weeks in Brazil in March 2013 to produce a multimedia collection of news and feature stories