The power of storytelling: The School of Media and Journalism, one of five schools in Kent State’s College of Communication and Information, helps students discover the power of storytelling – the news story, the feature story, the multimedia story, the client’s story and the short film. And in the process, we help students discover their own brand stories: who they are, what unique skills they offer and what they want to do with their professional lives.

  • Advertising

    Advertising

    Advertising involves developing a brand and connecting with people. Our graduates find themselves prepared to contribute productively to the ever-evolving global industry of persuasive communication.

  • Digital Media Production

    Digital Media Production

    Gain experience in all aspects of single camera and live multi-camera production, including shooting, audio recording, editing, writing, directing and producing. 

  • Journalism

    Journalism

    One of three nationally accredited programs in Ohio, Kent State students rank high among their peers in national competitions. 

  • Public Relations

    Public Relations

    Discover the ways strategic communication can enhance organizational transparency and trust, mobilize social movements and drive behavior. 

News Spotlights
  • The Hearst Journalism Awards — widely known as the Pulitzer Prizes of Collegiate Journalism — recently recognized Kent State senior Gianna DaPra in the nation’s top 10 for television features. DaPra, a journalism major in the School of Media and Journalism, earned 10th place recognition for two stories she worked on from 2019-2020.

  • Susan Kirkman Zake, an associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism at Kent State University, was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Adviser Award, Four-Year Multimedia, from the College Media Association (CMA). 

  • Kiana Duncan, ‘18, developed a passion for traveling during her time at Kent State University, always taking advantage of every opportunity she had to study abroad and get new experiences. Upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 2018, Duncan has been able to turn that love into her career.

  • Kent State’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Kent) Chapter, along with two School of Media and Journalism (MDJ) alumnae, earned national recognition at the 2020 PRSSA Annual International Conference. Public relations alumna Jill Golden, won the highest individual award, the National Gold Key award, and alumna Carrie Kandes, APR, earned the Teahan Professional Adviser award.