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McGrath Scholarship Winner

Inaugural Michael Gallagher Scholarship Winner Announced

Senior journalism major Morgan McGrath has been awarded the inaugural Michael J.  Gallagher II Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in late 2020, in memory of Kent State College of Communication and Information alumnus Michael John Gallagher II, who died suddenly...
Jermaine Jackson, Jr.

Kent State Alumnus Captures Notable Success

Influenced by artists like René Magritte and Piet Mondrian, Kent State University alumnus Jermaine Jackson Jr. believes the best way to get the point across in a photo is by keeping it simple.
Chic Canfora Speaking at Events

May 4 Activist Chic Canfora Joins Kent State’s College of Communication and Information to Teach Student Journalists

This fall, Kent State University and its College of Communication and Information (CCI) will welcome Roseann “Chic” Canfora, Ph.D., as a Professional-in-Residence in the School of Media and Journalism.
Collage reads Media and Movements

Creating Social Change through Storytelling, Advocacy and Strategy

For four semesters, the Media and Movements course, offered within the College of Communication and Information, has given students the opportunity to explore social movements of our time through storytelling, strategy and advocacy.  In the Spring 2021 semester, students worked...
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Students Earn Praise for Advertising Campaign in National Competition

For the third year in a row, Kent State students have earned semi-finalist recognition in the national Effie Collegiate Brand Challenge.
Kristen DelGuzzi, '98

Kristen DelGuzzi, '98

Managing Editor, USA TODAY Network, Pulitzer Prize Winner DelGuzzi credits her Kent State experience for the fact that she was “very prepared” for her first job. She has since covered or planned coverage of presidential campaigns, border and environmental issues, manhunts and muc...
Jeannette Reyes

Kent State Alumna and Journalist Finds Additional Success on Social Media

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 vid...
Student reporting at the Rock

Student Journalists Earn Recognition for Coverage of National Issues

In 2020-21, student journalists in the Kent State School of Media and Journalism responded to the nation’s turbulent news cycle — a once-in-a-century pandemic, a combative presidential election and nationwide protests in support of racial justice and equality — by digging in and...

Congratulations, Media and Journalism Class of 2021

At the end of a challenging year, we celebrate the Kent State School of Media and Journalism's Class of 2021! In a video message, our faculty recognize our students who have overcome so much and persevered in the face of global worry and uncertainty.
Black Squirrel Radio Hour

Students Report: The Economic Impact of COVID-19, One Year Later

Students in Kent State’s School of Media and Journalism have been reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic in real time since its start, through student media and various class projects.