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 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


    Whether using a camera, a microphone, a smartphone or a laptop, students become journalists by doing journalism inside and outside the classroom. 

  • Public Relations

    Public Relations

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

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  • The Kent State School of Media and Journalism (MDJ) welcomed Mizell Stewart III, award winning reporter, corporate news executive and president and CEO of Emerging Leaders LLC, to give the third annual Dix Media Ethics Lecture, “Journalism as a Civic Good,” on March 1, 2023.

  • Walking down the streets of Manhattan, surrounded by 49 college students of diverse backgrounds, Kent State student Rafael Guedes Bonacin, ’23, felt at home, even though he was far from his native Brazil.

  • Before he graduated in December 2022, digital media production alumnus Sam Teyssier had already racked up some impressive credits: He’d worked on television shows including “American Rust” and “A League of Their Own” (among others), as well as Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award winner “Cha Cha Real Smooth.” These experiences — which he began seeking out in his hometown of Pittsburgh during the summer of 2021 — have prepared him for post-graduation life.

  • Brandi Neloms, '09, is a senior business development manager in Amazon’s Special Projects organization and Chief Strategy Officer and co-owner of Sipping Black Only, a business dedicated to driving equity for Black founders in the beverage industry.