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

    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
  • At the end of a challenging year, we celebrate the Kent State School of Media and Journalism's Class of 2021! In a video message, our faculty recognize our students who have overcome so much and persevered in the face of global worry and uncertainty.

  • Award-winning independent filmmaker and assistant professor, Dana White created the student group the Female Filmmaker's Initiative (FFI) to prepare female filmmakers for careers as directors, writers and cinematographers in an industry that’s dominated by men.

  • For the eighth time in nine years, a team of Kent State students has earned national recognition in the Public Relations Student Society of America's Bateman Case Study Competition.  The team, "Bateman Blue" — public relations majors Zach Zdanowicz, Camryn Stephens, Ben Vrobel, Hannah Mayer, Kayla Polansky and Ashley Blood — earned an honorable mention.