Welcome! Jargon is the digital alumni newsletter of the School of Media and Journalism's (MDJ). 

This page will be updated each month to include the most recent issue's highlighted stories. Our News & Events page is updated continuously with the School's most recent news.


This Month's News Stories

Alumni Spotlight

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.

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  • 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.

From the Field

We invite alumni and faculty to share insights on industry trends, world and national news and more, through a monthly column.

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Cheryl Ann Lambert (left), Michele Ewing (right)

The real story of fake news for public relations practitioners

Public Relations faculty members Professor Michele Ewing and Associate Professor Cheryl Ann Lambert, Ph.D. sought out the insider perspective from practitioners who have successfully steered organizations through fake news crises. Here's a summary of what they found.

Emily Metzgar photo with Jargon overlay

Director's Note: December 2021

As we head into the last weeks of the Fall 2021 semester, I’m wondering a lot about what “normal” is going to look like in the months ahead. We’ve almost made it through a first, tentative semester back on campus. Faculty are mostly back in the classroom. Students are mostly back in physical classrooms. We’re almost back to normal. Almost. 

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Digital Issue Archive: October 2021