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Professor Joe Murray flies a plan with a dog behind him

Kent PhDs Fly To The Rescue

Pilot and Ph.D., professor Joe Murray puts his flying skills to good use flying humanitarian — and caninitarian — uses.
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Congratulations to our Graduate Students - Class of 2021

In honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, the School of Media and Journalism would like to congratulate its graduate students in the Class of 2021! 
Jiovanni Lieggi and Connor Steffen

Two Earn Recognition Among Nation's Top 20 Student Journalists

A Kent State student and alumnus from the School of Media and Journalism placed among the top 20 student journalists in the Hearst Journalism Awards’ Television News Competition. Jiovanni Lieggi, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in journalism in fall 2020, and Connor Ste...
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Faculty Premiere Film at 2021 Cleveland International Film Festival

Turning Blue, a short film by Kent State's School of Media and Journalism faculty filmmakers Dana White and Christopher Knoblock, will be featured at the prestigious 45th annual Cleveland International Film Festival.
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Students Draw Attention to Civility through Podcasts, Events

A group of Kent State public relations students who are participating in a national competition launched the Common Ground campaign to dig deeper into how media professionals and journalists can help improve civility in discourse.
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Students Pilot Innovative Way for Newsrooms to Connect with Communities

Kent State students envision a new way for  newsrooms to connect with  audiences: a two-way text-messaging communication channel. The idea is part of the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s 2020-21 Student Innovation competition.
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Public Relations Students to Engage Community about Civil Discourse

Kent State public relations students are participating in a campaign and competition to educate their peers about civility this spring. Their campaign, “To Unity and Beyond,” is part of the Public Relations Student Society of America’s Bateman Case Study Competition. College stu...

Kent State’s School of Media and Journalism and the Akron Area PRSA Win 2020 Diamond Award from PRSA East Central District

The Kent State University School of Media and Journalism (MDJ) and the Akron Area Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) received a joint Diamond Award from the PRSA East Central District’s 43rd annual Diamond Awards program for public relations campaigns and tacti...
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Media and Journalism Students, Alumni Recognized with Diversity Award

Each year, the School of Media and Journalism’s  Diversity and Globalization Committee recognizes select students with the Robert G. McGruder Student Award for Diversity in honor of the late Robert G. McGruder, a trail-blazing Kent State journalist, the first black editor of the...
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10 Questions About the First Amendment

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants us five freedoms: the freedom of religion, speech, press, petition and assembly. Each of these freedoms collectively gives us the right to be ourselves – expressing ourselves and enriching the nation through the free exchange of...