Student Experience

College is a time for exploring new ideas, developing new skills, finding new passions and forming lifelong bonds.

In Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, one of three accredited journalism schools in Ohio, students receive expert navigation on their path of discovery. At the start of their first year, students are assigned professional academic advisors who stay with them throughout their college careers. Our advisors and faculty are devoted to helping students map out the curriculum and experiential options best suited to their professional aspirations.

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Student Media presentation

Student Media

Starting "Day One" of freshman year, students can work our independent, nationally recognized, nationally award-winning student media outlets. In doing so, students gain relevant exposure to the communication industry, strong peer and faculty relationships and opportunities to launch meaningful careers. 

TV2 News Director Adam Kirasic, TV2 General Manager Anna Huntsman, The Kent Stater Editor Lydia Taylor, KentWired Digital Director Ray Padilla and The Kent Stater Managing Editor Jenna Kuczkowski pose with their awards.

Student Awards and Accolades

One measure of the strength of a school – and its student body – is competitive evaluation by practitioners and peers in award competitions. By this measure, JMC’s performance is outstanding, as demonstrated by achievements in recent years. Our impressive standings in national and international competitions demonstrate JMC’s commitment to building media and communication leaders. 

View a selection of our students award-winning projects

Student Work

Our students produce work that matters, starting Day One of freshman year. From covering public policy issues like state prisons and the opioid epidemic, to working production of the World Series and crafting creative campaigns for national brands and nonprofits, JMC students engage in real issues and with real clients through classwork, student media, professional organizations and internships.

Student abroad

Study Away/Abroad

Leave the familiar. Embrace the new. Expand your boundaries 

PRSSA students

Student Organizations

Explore our co-curricular student groups and professional organizations.

Learning Facilities: Franklin Hall

JMC is housed in Franklin Hall, a modern, multimedia facility that sets the standard for other journalism schools. Our facility features a HD digital TV studio; a media newsroom where print, broadcast and multimedia intersect; an Internet radio station and classrooms and meeting spaces designed for collaboration and hands-on learning experiences.