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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:35pm
The Burr Magazine, Kent State’s general interest student magazine, was named the best student magazine in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Kent State also earned national finalist status in two categories in SPJ’s annual national Mark of Excellence Awa...
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:21am
Gary Hanson, beloved emeritus professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University, died on May 18, almost seven years after being diagnosed with cancer. Calling hours will take place Wednesday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m., and on Thursday, May 2...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 1:35pm
School of Communication Studies alumna Natalie Moses recently earned the National Award of Excellence for her feature-length movie script at the annual Broadcast Education Association and National Association of Broadcasters (BEA/NAB) conference in Las Vegas. Moses was a graduate...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:19pm
Kent State finished among the top 20 programs in the nation and first in the state of Ohio in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program for 2016-2017. Students and alumni also earned several top individual honors.  Known as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism,” the Hearst Aw...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:25am
  An in-depth report on voting rights and regulations by the Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative, produced by students from Kent State University and 17 other universities, has received a top national award for student investigations.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:41am
Senior public relations major Daniel Henderson recently accepted a prestigious internship with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, D.C. Henderson will be interning in the External Affairs Department and working specifically with the Foreign Policy Program. “CF...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 2:31pm
Are journalism schools teaching students about the psychological risks of covering traumatic stories? Can victims be harmed if reporters approach them the wrong way?
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:46pm
Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) is working to change the conversation about the millennial generation by collaborating with the National Millennial Community.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 5:37pm
Today, communities around the globe are celebrating World Press Freedom Day. It is a day for recognizing what fundamental freedom of the press means for global democracy. World Press Freedom Day was officially announced by the U.N. General Assembly in December of 1993, and has be...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:26pm
A person’s genetic makeup influences how frequently he or she uses social media, according to research by Chance York, Ph.D., assistant professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.