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Journalism Student Sees Idea Come to Life Through Safety Workshop for Media Professionals

Journalism students face pursuing a career in an adverse time filled with intense political issues, dangerous environmental concerns and even pandemics. Reporting on these difficult times is necessary, but can come with risks to the journalist’s health and well-being. Kent State...
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JMC Alumni Newsletter April 2020 | A Message from Director Jeff Fruit

Greetings, JMC alumni and friends, from Kent State University “remote” campus! As you can probably guess, as a result of this worldwide coronavirus pandemic, nearly all of us – students, faculty and staff – are carrying on as best we can from our homes or sheltering with friends...
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Student Journalists Report on COVID-19's Impact on Kent and the World

In this time of nationwide uncertainty, Kent State Student Media continues to provide top-notch reporting on COVID-19 and its impact on Kent and around the world. has a tab dedicated to Coronavirus updates that houses articles dating back to March 14, 2020. Since th...
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Kent State Course to Focus on Communication Related to Pandemics and Global Crises

Communication has shaped the way the world has reacted to the coronavirus pandemic. This fall 2020, Kent State is offering a new course that will examine risk communication through the lens of pandemics and other global crises. “Communicating Risk: Global Pandemics and Crises.”
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Kent State Public Relations Students Create Census Campaign

Since October 2019, select public relations students at Kent State University have been working hard to complete a campaign for the 2020 Annual Case Study Bateman Competition client: the United States Census Bureau. The National Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)...

School of Journalism and Mass Communication Hires New Director

After a national search, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (now the School of Media and Journalism) at Kent State University has named Dr. Emily Metzgar as its new director, beginning July 1.
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NPR's Eric Deggans Delivers Second Annual David and Janet Dix Media Ethics Lecture

“White privilege and supremacy are terms that are hard for some people to hear,” said NPR TV critic Eric Deggans February 11, 2020 at the David and Janet Dix Lecture in Media Ethics. This was the second such lecture, funded by the generosity of David and Janet Dix and hosted by t...
Sarah Reidlinger, presenting at FlashLab contest

Exploring Game Design — An Intersection of Storytelling and Graphic Design

The opportunities provided to Sarah Riedlinger, ’20, as a visual communication design major at Kent State allowed her to channel her creativity and life-long passions into her independent project, Point Verity, a single-player, story-driven video game and “passion project” of her...
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Students Pitch Innovative Media Ideas in FlashLab

Congratulations to the finalists and winners of the 2nd annual FlashLab Innovation Pitch Contest. The competition came to a close Dec. 3 where seven students pitched their ideas and the judges crowned four winners. Each winning idea will share up to $10,000 from the Student Media...