Media and Politics: A JMC Conversation | Kent State University

Media and Politics: A JMC Conversation

March 31, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.

Join the Student Voice Team (SVT) and faculty panelists from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) on Thursday, March 31, 2016, for an open forum discussion about politics and media, as it relates to the 2016 election and the Millennial generation.

“Media and Politics: A JMC Conversation” will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the First Energy Auditorium (Room 340 Franklin Hall). Panelists include:

  • Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., Associate Professor (JMC)
  • Amy Reynolds, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Communication and Information (CCI)
  • Connie Schultz, CCI Professional-in-Residence
  • Chance York, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (JMC)

The 2016 presidential primary election cycle has been unpredictable and controversial by many standards. For today’s college students – many of whom are voting in their first presidential election – it has shaped their perception of politics. The discussion will examine questions like:

  • How are college students consuming information about the election, and what outlets do they trust?
  • What is the mood and engagement level of college students in anticipation of the 2016 presidential election? How do they compare to older Millennials who were first-time voters during the 2004, 2008 and 2012 election cycles? How do they compare to Baby Boomers and Gen X?
  • How has social media shaped politics – from both voter and candidate standpoints?

JMC faculty panelists will offer their expertise in the areas of media and politics, and SVT members Arkayla Tenney-Howard (sophomore, public relations) and Daniel Henderson (senior, public relations), will moderate the discussion among student attendees. The discussion is free and open to the public.  

A recording of the panel discussion will be made available to the public via the JMC website and social media communities following the event. Follow along with the conversation and contribute via Twitter, using the hashtag #JMCconversation. 

Detailed event information:

What: Open-forum panel discussion, “Media and Politics: A JMC Conversation,” sponsored by the JMC Student Voice Team (SVT).

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Where: FirstEnergy Auditorium, Room 340, Franklin Hall, 550 Hilltop Dr., Kent State University

Cost: FREE to all students, faculty and staff

POSTED: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 2:03pm
UPDATED: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:41am