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We Are Storytellers and Innovators

Valerie Royzman presents at hack-a-thon

Journalism and Tech Intersect

New storytelling platforms are emerging as audiences continue to consume news digitally and students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication are exploring new ways to use their journalism skills.

Valerie Royzman, ‘21, traveled with Assistant Professor Susan Zake to a hack-a-thon at West Virginia University. In the competition, she had to combine journalism and technology to create a solution to accessibility issues in elementary school classrooms.


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Nationally Recognized Student Journalism

Members of Kent State Student Media smile with their new awards in the newsroom in Franklin Hall.

Student Newspaper, The Kent Stater, Named Best in the Nation

The Kent Stater, Kent State’s independent student newspaper, is the best student newspaper in the nation in its class, according to the College Media Association.

The organization announced the annual Pinnacle Award winners at the National College Media Convention in Dallas, Oct. 25-29, 2017. The Kent Stater beat out competition from Northwestern University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Pennsylvania, to take the Pinnacle Award for Newspaper of the Year for 2016-17.