Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication Hosts Third Kent Multimedia Workshop, May 29-31

Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host its third Kent Multimedia Workshop — a three-day, hands-on video and photography multimedia storytelling workshop — May 29-31 in Franklin Hall on the Kent Campus.

Media professionals, faculty members, students and others interested in polishing their multimedia skills will work closely with five photography and multimedia educators to learn the skills they need to tell narrative stories using multimedia techniques.

STUDENTS INVITED TO OPEN SESSION ON JMC ACCREDITATION ON NOV. 13

JMC students are encouraged to attend an information session with Dr. Trevor Brown, Professor Emeritus 
and retired Dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism, who will visit JMC from Nov. 12-14, as part of JMC’s reaccreditation process. Dr. Brown is a member of the Accrediting Committee of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). The student session will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the FirstEnergy Auditorium, 340 Franklin Hall. Students may come late or leave early, as their schedules dictate.

TV2 WINS STATION OF THE YEAR, BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW AT CMA AWARDS

For the second year in a row, 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.

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

Overall, TV2 was a finalist in four of five TV categories in the 2013 national competition, including Best Sportscast and Best Newscast.  In 2012, TV2 also won Station of the Year and Best Sportscast.

STUDENT GALLERY FOCUSES ON HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

The culture of coal mining. The process of hydraulic fracturing. The impact  on a community.

These are the themes explored in “The Fracturing of Greene County,” a gallery showing by Jacob Byk, a junior visual journalism major, and Daniel Moore, a senior news major, that will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in the FirstEnergy Auditorium, 340 Franklin Hall. The gallery presentation is free and open to the public.

RITE OF PASSAGE: ANNUAL PHOTOJOURNALISM EVENT WELCOMES FRESHMEN, RECOGNIZES AWARD WINNERS

It was an evening of introductions, recognition and exhibition. The 2013 Freshman Welcome and Photography Awards brought undergraduate photojournalism students and faculty, Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton, CCI DeanStan Wearden and JMC Director Thor Wasbotten to JMC’s third-floor exhibit space and FirstEnergy Auditorium on October 7. 

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI, FRIENDS HONORED AT JMC’S ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY

JMC celebrated the outstanding achievements of five alumni and one extraordinary “friend” at its annual Alumni Awards and Friends Reception and Ceremony on October 4. JMC alumni, faculty, staff, students, as well as family, friends and colleagues of the award recipients, were on hand for the evening celebration hosted by Thor Wasbotten, JMC’s Director, and kicked off by Stan Wearden, Dean of CCI. 

FREE SPEECH ICON MAKES STOP IN KENT ON NATIONWIDE TOUR

Mary Beth Tinker, who was at the center of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on student rights, will visit Kent State University as part of a nationwide civics education tour to American high schools and colleges on Tuesday, Oct. 1to share her personal story and the significance of the Court's decision with its declaration in 1969 that neither teachers or students "shed their Constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate."

NEW HONORS COURSE HELPS STUDENTS BE SMARTER THAN THEIR SMARTPHONES

Undergraduate students across campus can now learn about the technology that has made smart phones such a success in a new course titled “Be Smarter Than Your Phone.”

John West, trustees research professor in Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute created the course based on his career in science and technology. West is teaching this course with JMC professor Gary Hanson and Marketing and Entrepreneurship Assistant Professor in the College of Business Administration Colin Campbell.

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