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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. Advertising majors Mikayla Bailey, Julia O’Laughlin and Madelyn Tomkos, and public relations major Morgan Cummings, earned the recognition for...
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...
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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.
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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.
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New Student Group Gives Young Female Filmmakers a Platform, Voice

As they prepare for careers as directors, writers and cinematographers in an industry that’s dominated by men, female filmmakers at Kent State University empower and support one another through the Female Filmmaker's Initiative (FFI). Award-winning independent filmmaker and assis...
Honorable Mention Bateman team

Students Earn Honorable Mention in National PR Case Study Competition

For the eighth time in nine years, a team of Kent State students has earned national recognition in the Public Relations Student Society of America's Bateman Case Study Competition.  The team, "Bateman Blue" — public relations majors Zach Zdanowicz, Camryn Stephens, Ben Vrobel, H...
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Bridging Art Forms and Generations

A new Kent State project, “For the Ages,” is bridging both art forms and generations:
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Kent State Ph.D.s Fly To The Rescue

Pilot and Ph.D., School of Media and Journalism Professor Joe Murray puts his flying skills to good use flying humanitarian — and caninitarian — uses.