Welcome! Jargon is the digital alumni newsletter of the School of Media and Journalism (MDJ).
This page will be updated to include the most recent issue's highlighted stories. Our News & Events page is updated continuously with the School's most recent news.
Through her internship with adidas in Portland, public relations student Kristyn Hibbett, ’22, has learned the importance of storytelling and brand partnerships.
“I use the exact same fundamentals I learned at TV2 every single day at the TODAY Show!” says journalism major Shane Troyano, who completed his "dream internship" in New York City.
Through her remote internship with Publicis Media, advertising major Laina Rayman, ’23, has practiced conducting research and crafting thoughtful messaging to best assist the Product Marketing Team.
For her internship with PBS Western Reserve, Sophia Gillespie's work touches promos for shows like Sesame Street , live concert airings and news programming.
From the Field
We invite alumni and faculty to share insights on industry trends, world and national news and more, through a monthly column.
The School of Media and Journalism prepares its students with professional experiences, setting them up for successful futures. Here's how some alumni have taken that experience and made it their own after graduation.
A degree from Kent State’s School of Media and Journalism can lead to opportunities to work across fields and businesses — and all over the world. Alumna Mary Jo Spletzer, ’10, has used what she learned as a public relations major to make her mark at Atlantis Resorts in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
When I walked into Taylor Hall as an 18-year-old freshman in 1983, I had no idea that the foundation for my professional and personal life would take place there.
While earning a bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1987, I was a section editor at the Daily Kent Stater — in a newsroom packed with future journalism giants whose achievements are too numerous to mention.
The opportunity given to Kent State Media and Journalism students to use real, up-to-date production technology leaves them with a great amount of knowledge and experience upon graduation. Jeff Johnson, ‘09, now a senior producer at MSNBC, saw Kent State Student Media, specifically TV2, as his first market to succeed in.
Beyond the magical experiences guests have at Walt Disney World every day, there’s a communications and public affairs team spreading the magic all over the world. Kent State alumna Meghan Caprez, B.S. ’15, M.A. ’17, is part of that team.
Alumnus Mike Jackson created 2050 Marketing to help clients to navigate the changing demographics in America as they relate to advertising and brand building. By the year 2050, the minority will be the majority in this country. Jackson wants to guide entrepreneurs through this transition and ensure that these voices are heard from every rung of the ladder.