News & Events

Sarah Matthews poses outside of Air Force One. She sometimes travels with the president in her role as Deputy Press Secretary.

First Stop, Washington, D.C. Kent State Graduate Ascends Quickly to White House Communications Role

From Kent State to the White House, Sarah Matthews has been in the middle of the country's political scene since earning her degree in Public Relations in 2017. What she's learned along the way can help today's students better prepare for the careers that await.
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Mark Goodman, Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism

Mark Goodman has been supporting high school journalism in America through his role as the Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism at Kent State since 2008.
Sue Zake at Graduation ceremony with students

Sue Zake Earns National Recognition for Student Media Advising

Susan Kirkman Zake, an associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism at Kent State University, was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Adviser Award, Four-Year Multimedia, from the College Media Association (CMA). 
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Media and Journalism Faculty Member Delivers Honors Lecture

John Bowen, assistant director of the Center for Scholastic Journalism and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Media and Journalism at Kent State University in Ohio, was selected to deliver the 2020 Honors Lecture by the Scholastic Journalism Divis...
Connie Schultz Virtual Event - Aug 18 at 7 p.m.

Join Pulitzer Prize Winner Connie Schultz In An Online Conversation

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Schultz will discuss her debut novel The Daughters of Erietown in an exclusive conversation for The College of Communication and Information at Kent State University. The event will take place 7:00 p.m. on August 18, 2020 in an online disc...
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Public Relations Seniors Overcome Remote Challenges for a Successful Capstone Experience

Public Relations Campaigns is a rite of passage for any senior public relations major at Kent State.
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Kent State Students Create Campaign Tying 'Stay-at-Home' Order to Climate Justice

When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Kent State University students immediately recognized an issue that almost nobody else was talking about: Not all homes are healthy homes. 
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Advertising Students Earn Recognition in Effie Collegiate Competition

A team of advertising students from the Kent State School of Media and Journalism recently earned semi-finalist status in the national competition Effie Collegiate. Modeled after the Effie Awards U.S. competition, Effie Collegiate, now in its 10th year, tasks students with creati...
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'Nothing Short of Right is Right'

We are all now, truly, witnesses. Know that we stand together as we face what comes and work for a more equitable and inclusive future.
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Innovative News Lab Launches at Kent State

When students began to face the reality of losing their media internships this summer in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff moved quickly to develop an innovative solution for students, recent School grads and media partners.