In today’s world of design and emerging technologies, digital production is a tool that’s widely used and here to stay. Assistant Professor Chad Lewis in the School of Visual Communication Design is incorporating these new technologies into the classroom to further develop students’ creative problem-solving abilities.
As the world’s attention turns to the Olympic Games for the second time in 12 months, Kent State Professor Tang Tang’s research offers insight on how audience patterns of viewing major sporting events have changed over the last 12 years. Tang, Ph.D., joined Kent State University in 2018 as the College of Communication and Information sought to hire in the area of new media technology.
Kent State alumnus Mike Jackson, innovator and marketing communications executive, is joining Kent State’s School of Media and Journalism as a professional-in-residence this spring. He is teaching two classes and will serve as adviser to the student organization Franklin Advertising.
The School of Media and Journalism organized a project called the Collaborative NewsLab to provide students with real world work experience, while newsrooms, hit with unprecedented financial challenges, were resorting to layoffs and furloughs early in the pandemic.
A degree from Kent State’s School of Media and Journalism can lead to opportunities to work across fields and businesses — and all over the world. Alumna Mary Jo Spletzer, ’10, has used what she learned as a public relations major to make her mark at Atlantis Resorts in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The CCI course Media and Movements explores social movements of our time through storytelling, strategy and advocacy. Fall 2021's seminar, themed “Building a Better World,” required students to select a specific human rights or human dignity issue that impacts their Kent State peers and reimagine a better future based on research.
At the start of Fall 2021, students in the Visual Communication Design course Glyphix Research Lab were asked the question, “How can design be used as an agent of change to create meaningful human experiences and build connections?” Here are some of their answers.
Alumnus Tom Jennings never forgot about his starting moments at Kent State, and when he began thinking about how he wanted to give back, he thought to himself: "The best thing I can do for Kent State is find those most deserving who would like a shot in this type of industry.”
The School of Media and Journalism has long fostered a close connection with 89.7 WKSU. That relationship is expected to remain strong as WKSU merged and combined operations with Ideastream Public Media, October 1, 2021.