News & Events

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...
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...

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