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School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Discover the power of storytelling: the news story, the feature story, the visual story, the client's story. Our vision is to be the most relevant, student centered and ethically driven accredited journalism and mass communication program in the country. We provide students with a solid academic experience that balances both conceptual and practical courses, professional opportunities and multiple internships, all of which are grounded in a foundation of ethics in a diverse and global society. In the process, you’ll discover your own story: who you are, your unique skills and abilities what you want to do with your professional life.

Undergraduate Majors

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Advertising is not simply making ads. It's developing a brand and connecting the brand with people who will buy it. Kent State University Advertising graduates will find themselves prepared to contribute productively to the ever-evolving, ever-expanding, global industry of persuasive communication in a variety of settings, including agencies, corporations, media companies, not-for-profits and government agencies.

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Digital Media Production

Digital Media Production majors gain first-hand experience in all aspects of single camera and live multi-camera production - including shooting, audio recording, editing, writing, directing and producing digital films and live television. Choose from one of two concentrations: digital film or live television.

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Students in Kent State University's journalism program - one of two nationally accredited programs in Ohio - can choose from multiple concentrations: photojournalism, online journalism, magazine journalism, broadcast journalism.

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Public Relations

Public relations at Kent State is one of fewer than 40 programs in the world with Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR). Public relations is crucial to every sector of the economy and every facet of public life, and our students develop the excellent writing and presentation skills needed to create conversations and share stories that can profoundly impact organizations and their stakeholders.

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"In the Orchard," a film written and produced by Asst. Prof. Dana White, is up for Best Film, Director and Best Act…
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We're just two weeks away from the inaugural Dix Media Ethics Lecture, "Telling the Truth in an Age of Alternative…
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Senior journalism major meets Chinese media, government leaders on international reporting trip wi…
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Scholarship apps for returning students are due Thursday. Last year, we awarded more than $200,000 to 100+ students…