Annual Events

This page lists the School of Media and Journalism's annual events. Other events may be announced throughout the year.

Explore 2019-20 Events

Media Ethics Workshop 2018

Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop

September 19, 2019
Partnership with Poynter Institute

Now in its 15th year, the Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop is a one-day training program for professionals, educators and students that examines critical issues and perspectives in media ethics.


Robert G. McGruder

Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Lecture and Awards Program

Spring 2020
Media diversity lecture & program

The annual Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Lecture and Awards Program recognizes the accomplishments of media professionals who encourage diversity. It is one of Kent State University's most successful events celebrating diversity.


Brian Stelter visits KSU

Dix Media Ethics Lecture

Spring 2020
Media Ethics Lecture Series

This lecture series features nationally recognized figures discussing critical issues in media ethics, furthering enhancing the school’s national reputation as a leader in the field.

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Alumni Awards

Fall 2019
Homecoming celebration

The William D. Taylor Award Journalism Alumnus of the Year is the most prestigious award given by the School of Media and Journalism, and the Fast-Track Award recognizes a recent alumnus/alumna who has been a significant early achiever in his/her field.


2019 OSMA Keynote Mary Beth Tinker

OSMA State Convention

Spring 2020
High School Journalism Convention

Kent State University hosts the annual Ohio Scholastic Media Association (OSMA) State Convention. The event attracts more than 300 high school students and advisers and features dozens of workshop and skill sessions, day-of contests, high school news and yearbook critiques, an awards ceremony/banquet and keynote speaker.