Sustained Excellence in Media and Communication

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 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. Careers in advertising include advertising and promotions managers, market research analysts and marketing specialists.

  • 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.  Careers in digital media production include audio and video technicians, web developers and digital interface designers. 

  • Journalism


    One of three nationally accredited programs in Ohio, Kent State students rank high among their peers in national competitions. Careers in journalism include editors, news analysts, reporters, journalists, proofreaders, writers and authors.

  • Public Relations

    Public Relations

    Discover the ways strategic communication can enhance organizational transparency and trust, mobilize social movements and drive behavior. Careers in public relations include public relations and fundraising managers, communications managers, public relations specialists, social media and digital content specialists, public affairs specialists, publicists and entertainment PR specialists.

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