School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.

"When the View from My Office was a Castle" will feature Candace Perkins Bowen, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication within the College of Communication & Information.

What media platforms do you use to gain knowledge of the current political campaign? Do you believe that the media are often biased toward one political party over the other? School of Communication Studies professor, Paul Haridakis, Ph.D. and associate professor, Mei-Chen Lin, Ph.D. and School of Journalism and Mass Communication professor emeritus Gary Hanson explored these questions and found that the political groups people belong to and the media they attend to makes a difference in the perception of media bias.

Former NBC executive Paula Madison is 2016 McGruder Award recipient; Plain Dealer columnist Phillip Morris to Be Honored with Diversity Leadership Award

Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will honor Paula Madison, former NBC journalist and executive, with the 2016 Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Award for her accomplishments in media diversity.


The following experts from Kent State University are available to media covering the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Their areas of expertise and topics they can discuss are provided, as well as links to additional information and contact information. Areas of expertise include religion and politics, U.S. relations to Europe, issues around branding and the candidates, security at large-scale, urban events, political advertising and more.

Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State University who studied broadcast journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. 

Photo of banner created by Kent State advertising studentsTeam will present integrated marketing campaign to V8®+Energy brand team

Scholar of the Month
Danielle Sarver Coombs
Associate Professor  
College of Communication and Information

Danielle Sarver Coombs is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the College of Communication and Information. Her research focuses on sports, politics and the politics of sport.

Photo of Connie SchultzKent State University’s College of Communication and Information and its School of Journalism and Mass Communication will welcome alumna and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz to its faculty this spring.

An article by Alesha Arp, M.S. ’14, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., and Scott Ryan-Hart, M.S. ’15, Columbus, Ohio, titled “Perception and Regionalism Influence User Satisfaction” was published in the online magazine UXMatters. The article is based on Arp and Ryan-Hart’s final project for their UX master’s program.