News & Events

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:24am
On a summer weekend for each of the past 10 years, Northeast Ohio filmmakers have risen to the 48 Hour Film Project’s challenge: to write, shoot and edit a short film in 48 hours. Through the competition, Kent State alumni and students from the digital media production major (fo...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 9:51am
Kent State alumnus Tyler Pina, ’14, recently teamed up with fellow alumni to create a film focusing on the stories of inmates’ lives, post-incarceration. Pina graduated from the digital media production major three years ago, and works in San Francisco as a video director of The...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 2:30pm
The Kent Stater and TV2 are up for several national awards from the College Media Assocation (CMA) for work produced during the 2016-17 academic year.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 2:38pm
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2017. The school will mark the occasion with its annual alumni and friends award ceremony, held in conjunction with the opening of the newly renovated Taylor Hall, on Friday, Sept. 22. T...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 5:06pm
School of Journalism and Mass Communication Director Thor Wasbotten has rejoined the School’s faculty and will serve as the College of Communication and Information’s Director of Community Engagement. As part of his community engagement role, Wasbotten will plan and execute a sum...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:38am
NPR’s David Folkenflik will headline the 13th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop on Sept. 21, 2017. Hosted by the Poynter Institute and the Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Media Law Center for Ethics and Access, this year’s workshop will explore the...
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 2:16pm
Kent State student and Trumbull County native Emelia Sherin, ’20, is calling attention to Ohio’s opioid epidemic in a new way. The public relations major – formerly a performer for Disney Cruise Line – combined her talents in the performing arts, writing and advocacy, to write t...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:23pm
Kent State’s student newspaper, The Kent Stater, is the best collegiate daily (published three times per week or more) in Ohio, according to the Society of Professional Journalists’ (SPJ) Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest. Alumna Neville Hardman, ’16, and journalism major Kelly Pow...
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...

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