For the second year in a row, Kent State University’s TV2 has taken top honors in the College Media Association’s (CMA) Pinnacle Awards, earning the 2013 TV Station of the Year award at the CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans. TV2 is Kent State’s nationally award-winning, high-definition digital TV station.

The Agenda, TV2’s topical comedy-satire show, also won Best TV Entertainment Program.

An ad by Andrea Wolny, JMC, and Mike Burton, VCD, is featured on the cover of the current issue of CMYK. The work is from a new interdisciplinary course taught by Greg Thomas and Steve McKeown of Brokaw. This consists of JMC copywriters and VCD art directors work in traditional creative teams to develop ad campaigns.

Group develops multimedia stories during trip to Brazil
Sixteen students will travel to Brazil with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s International Storytelling class from March 15 to March 31 to develop multimedia news stories about the country.

Jim Colton, the nationally renowned and recently retired photography editor ofSports Illustrated,will visit Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the FirstEnergy Auditorium of Franklin Hall.

Colton will discuss the growing impact of sports photography on journalism and will offer a multimedia presentation featuring scenes and stories from the 2012 Summer Olympics. He will share his experiences and advice with photo journalism students and faculty. 

After learning about Kent State’s campus in Florence shortly after joining Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) in 2010, Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., knew she wanted to create a course abroad.

As a tradition in the School of Communication The Hyde Park Forum Student Participants es, the Hyde Park Forum Persuasive Speaking Contest was held on April 10 in the Kent State University Student Center Ballroom.

Hyde Park Forum Student Participants

Dateline Brazil

Sixteen students and three faculty members traveled south of the equator for two weeks in March to tell the story of the people, places and things in Curitiba, Brazil. The students were members of the College of Communication and Information's International Storytelling course.

Written by former student Bryan Kelly, the terror-filled tale weaves the story of five young actors who reenact a grisly murder-suicide that occurred at Heathridge University 20 years ago. However, they come to realize it’s not just a simple reenactment. The students soon learn one thing – evil is real.