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Jacqueline Marino

Journalism Professor Receives National Murrow Award for Audio Story

Kent State Journalism Professor Jacqueline Marino spent her Fall 2021 sabbatical learning the techniques of audio storytelling. While developing new skills, she reported on the rural doctor shortage in America for WKSU. The piece she produced,...
SPJ Winner Kelly Krabill

Recent Grad Earns First Place Nationally for Online Videography Feature

Recent Kent State journalism graduate Kelly Krabill’s online broadcast feature on urban farming recently was named the National Winner by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Krabill, who graduated in May 2022, worked on the piece for WKSU as part of...
Emily Metzgar photo with Jargon overlay

Director's Note | June 2022

I’m writing this column from the lobby of a terminally hip hotel at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris, eagerly awaiting the return of 14 CCI students who cheerfully embraced an unexpected opportunity to explore Paris on a warm, spring afternoon. To quote The Princess Bride, “L...
Dana White and Chris Knoblock

Kent State’s Dynamic Film Duo

Dana White and Chris Knoblock are Kent State’s film dynamic duo. Throughout their past few years of teaching at Kent State, the couple has created an environment for students to experiment with filmmaking in a way that allows them to find their passion in the industry.
Student Presenting

Students Create Digital Collection of Stories About Refugee Resettlement in Akron

Last summer, as the Taliban took over Afghanistan, many Afghans fled the country. Some landed in Akron, where a network of volunteers and government, nonprofit and educational organizations were waiting. Akron has one of the largest refugee resettlement programs in Ohio. Their go...
Collage of VR Training

MDJ Hosts VR-Based Training to Prepare Student Journalists for Uncertain Situations

Students in the School of Media and Journalism recently participated in a virtual reality training session that focused on safety tactics to use when reporting on potentially dangerous news events.
Ben Vrobel

Media and Esports: One Kent State Student's Journey

Esports has transformed online gaming into a spectator sport — and a 2021 report projects the industry will be worth $3.5 billion by 2025.
Marz Anderson

Journalism Students Earn National, Regional Honors

Students in the School of Media and Journalism recently received recognition from two prestigious student journalism competitions: The Hearst Journalism Awards and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards.
Recognizing Media Diversity

Media and Journalism Students, Alumni Recognized with Diversity Awards

Each year, the School of Media and Journalism’s Diversity and Globalization Committee recognizes students and their work with The Robert G. McGruder Student Award for Diversity, in honor of the late Robert G McGruder, a 1963 Kent State University graduate, and a trail-blazing jou...
Students next to library lit up red

Students Nationally Recognized for Public Relations Work

Two teams of Kent State Media and Journalism students are being honored nationally for their work building public relations campaigns for Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF). Throughout the Spring 2022 semester, the students participated in the National Bateman Case Study Competit...

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