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Cleveland Police Patrolman Kevin Jones is captured shedding a tear by Kent State photography student Sylvia Lorson.

Journalism Student's Photograph Gaining National Attention

A Kent State University student is gaining recognition for a photo she took that captures an African American Cleveland police officer shedding a tear as he came face to face with demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis Police custody.

Name Change Approved by Board of Trustees

Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication will be known as the School of Media and Journalism, effective July 1, 2020. The university’s Board of Trustees approved the name change at its meeting June 3, 2020.
Photo of boy in Palestine by Carter Eugene Adams

Students Place in National Journalism Competitions

Two student journalism competitions have named Kent State University students among the best in the nation for 2019-2020.

Global Communication and Fast Fashion in the Classroom

Students in the class Communication in a Global Society worked in teams throughout the Spring 2020 semester to educate audiences about one specific aspect of globalization and ecology: fast fashion.
Mikey Indriolo

Kent State Students Create Documentaries Depicting 'College During Corona'

While locked down in their apartments or family homes, students in the Kent State course Journalism and Documentary are telling a story that future generations and historians will one day discuss: What was college life like when the coronavirus pandemic changed the world? 
Kent State student Sean Fitzgerald co-hosting a sports radio show
Kent State student Sean Fitzgerald co-hosting a sports radio show

'I Wouldn’t Change Anything for the World'

Junior journalism student Sean Fitzgerald shares what it’s like being a resident student advisor, co-hosting a sports radio show and living on the autism spectrum.
headshot of Kelly Harper

Activism Scholarship Awarded in Honor of 15th Anniversary of Media Ethics Workshop

Kent State Junior Theater Studies Major Kelly Harper is the winner of the $2,500 Activism and Advocacy Scholarship established to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop. Harper’s entry, a script for a play titled “My Dear Aunt Flow” about women’...
safety workshop demonstration

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...
Student Reporter On Air

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...