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New Student Group Gives Young Female Filmmakers a Platform, Voice

Award-winning independent filmmaker and assistant professor, Dana White created the student group the Female Filmmaker's Initiative (FFI) to prepare female filmmakers for careers as directors, writers and cinematographers in an industry that’s dominated by men.
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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.
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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! 
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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.
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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...