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Journalism Student Earns Professional-Level Awards for Internship Work

When Gretchen Lasso, senior journalism and digital media production major, interned at WEWS News 5 in Cleveland during summer 2018, she didn’t just gain relevant experience — she received professional-level awards and recognition for her hard work.
Eric Deggans Will Discuss Media's Coverage of Race, Gender, Culture and Politics

NPR's Eric Deggans to Discuss Media's Coverage of Race, Gender, Culture and Politics at Spring Lecture

The College of Communication and Information at Kent State University is pleased to announce the return of the 2020 David and Janet Dix Lecture in Media Ethics funded through the generosity of David and Janet Dix. Launched in 2019 with an endowment gift of $100,000 to the School...
Student Media Celebrates Awards

Student Media Wins Multiple National Awards Across Media Partners

Kent State Student Media won 18 national awards presented by The College Media Association and The Associated Collegiate Press at the 2019 National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C. from Friday, Nov. 1 to Saturday, Nov.2.
PRSSA members receive Teahan Award for Outstanding Chapter

Kent State Public Relations Students Earn National Recognition

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) awarded PRSSA Kent the highest national honors for a chapter, the 2019 Outstanding Chapter Award. Public relations major Vanessa Gresley, PRSSA Kent’s vice president of professional relations, earned the Gold Key Award, the...
Jacquie Marino with class

Professor Jacquie Marino Earns Prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award

Professor Jacqueline Marino is a 2019 recipient of Kent State's highest teaching honor, the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA).  Dating back more than 50 years and sponsored by the Kent State Alumni Association, the DTA is presented annually to three full-time faculty members wh...
Poynter Workshop 2019

15th Annual Poynter Ethics Workshop Spotlights Parkland Shooting Survivors

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) hosted the 15th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop focused on activism with Parkland shooting survivors and activists Eric Garner and Melissa Falkowski as...
Isaac Versaw

Isaac Versaw, '13

Senior Creative RYOT Studios (NYC)
Jinae West

Jinae West, '10

Producer National Geographic “I learned how to direct the show, I was editing, producing, working with reporters in the field, I was going out in the field myself sometimes. You really learn how to work on deadline and work fast and work with a team.”
Carolyn Robinson

Carolyn Robinson, '87

Region Director Solutions Journalism Network
Tom Jennings  - Apollo Screening

Tom Jennings, '85

Award-winning Filmmaker and Documentarian