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.
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.
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.
Kent State alumna Jeannette Reyes, ’12, uses TikTok for fun outside of her television anchor responsibilities at FOX 5 Washington, D.C. Last October, Reyes posted a video with her husband using their “anchor talk” voices to decide on choices for dinner. She never expected her video to gain so much momentum.
Less than 10 years ago, Tyler Pina was working on films at Kent State. Today, he’s an award-winning director in Los Angeles. Despite challenges that arose from the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was one of his busiest years yet.
Kiana Duncan, ‘18, developed a passion for traveling during her time at Kent State University, always taking advantage of every opportunity she had to study abroad and get new experiences. Upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 2018, Duncan has been able to turn that love into her career.
From the Field
We invite alumni and faculty to share insights on industry trends, world and national news and more, through a monthly column.