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Brave New Films screened its newest documentary, “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars,” at Kent State University Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

The organization is a champion for social justice issues, educating the public through screenings of its six feature films. Including more than 70 interviews, “Unmanned” shows the personal impact of the use of drones in the War on Terror.

Changes in the business model of The Plain Dealer – including significant reductions in newsroom staff and home delivery – brought WEWS Channel 5 to the JMC newsroom at the end of July to speak with journalism students Christina Bucciere and Rebecca Reis and JMC Director Thor Wasbotten about the future of journalism. Watch their comments here.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University has hired Thor Wasbotten as its new director. Wasbotten will join the university July 1 to replace Jeff Fruit, who steps down after 10 years as the school's leader to teach full time.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication announces that Susan Kirkman Zake is the new assistant professor of journalism, focusing on multimedia. Her selection demonstrates JMC’s commitment to moving forward with a multimedia curriculum and remaining relevant with the industry and our students.

Online platform offers a comprehensive look at college suicide and aims to eliminate stigma surrounding mental illness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Students from Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and School of Digital Sciences won the Associated Press Media Editors’ (APME) Innovator of the Year for College Students award for a class project that examines issues surrounding college suicide.

Celebrities are followed by the paparazzi, have minimal privacy and are constantly in the public eye, yet they still want and need fans and attention. That attention, in the form of entertainment media ethics, is the focus of this year’s Poynter Kent State University Media Ethics Workshop, “That’s Entertainment?” The ninth annual event will take place at Kent State’s Franklin Hall on Thursday, Sept. 19.

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Magazine Division recognized several Kent State student publications for excellence in magazine writing and design.

Of the 282 entries from 30 universities across the nation -- the most AEJMC has ever received -- A Magazine, The Burr and Fusion earned seven awards in the competition.

JMC student journalists can be tenacious when it comes to getting their stories. Visual journalism senior Coty Giannelli is no exception. Instead of spending his summer relaxing, he traveled to Syria to get a first-hand account of the ongoing conflict there. Photo credit: Coty Giannelli

Brave New Films will screen its newest documentary, “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars,” at Kent State University Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

The organization is a champion for social justice issues, educating the public through screenings of its six feature films. Including more than 70 interviews, “Unmanned” shows the personal impact of the use of drones in the War on Terror.

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