Student Media | School of Journalism & Mass Communication | Kent State University


That's the average number of days of an undergraduate education. The experiences a student accumulates in those days are largely a matter of personal choice.

From day one, we work hard to give our students plenty of choices -- choices that provide relevant exposure to the communication industry, strong peer and faculty relationships and opportunities to launch meaningful careers. Take Student Media, for example. From day one, our students can work for our independent, nationally recognized, nationally award-winning student media. And from day one, our students begin building their personal brands — the experiences and attributes that set them apart from the pack.


We offer a terrific array of independent Student Media opportunities, highlighted below. To learn more, please use the links below or contact Hannah Jencius at or 330-672-0883.


Daily Kent Stater is an award-winning, student-run daily newspaper with a circulation of 8,000 readers in the fall and 5,000 in the summer. The Stater provides opportunities to cover news, sports, entertainment and features; write editorials; and learn newsroom, marketing and advertising sales operations. TV2

TV2, Kent State's nationally award-winning, high-definition digital TV station, offers opportunities on-air and behind the cameras, with news, entertainment, sports and cultural programming – all within a state-of-the-art TV studio and control room.

Watch the video below to see TV2 students in action.

Black Squirrel Radio

Black Squirrel Radio (BSR) broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and features college rock, local bands and more. Student DJs are in the booth until 2 a.m. every day. BSR programming includes newscasts and live broadcasts of Kent State football and basketball games.

KentWired is a collaborative online effort of student journalists working for the Daily Kent Stater, TV2 and Black Squirrel Radio News.


A Magazine, our newest magazine, focuses on fashion and trends in cosmetics, hairstyling and accessories.

The Burr

The Burr, an independent, award-winning magazine and its companion website,, allows students the opportunities to do original reporting and write feature articles and personal essays.


Fusion, Kent State's first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning magazine, has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for excellence.

Luna Negra

Luna Negra, Kent State's literary publication, offers a blend of poetry, prose, photography and illustration.


Uhuru is an award-winning magazine focused on matters concerning minorities, with an emphasis on the Pan-African experience.

Which opportunity will you choose?