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Tanzina Vega accepts the Robert G. McGruder Award

JMC Honors Two Journalists at 15th Annual McGruder Lecture

Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) honored two journalists at the 15th Annual Robert G. McGruder Lecture. Tanzina Vega, the host of National Public Radio's "The Takeaway" and Eisner Fellow at the Nation Institute, was honored with the Robert...
New MAC Center 4-panel, center-hung scoreboard

TeleProductions Designs New MAC Center Video System

Kent State Athletics and TeleProductions collaborated to design and install a brand-new HD video display system in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).
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Brian Stelter Delivers Inaugural David and Janet Dix Media Ethics Lecture

View Livestream Delivering his remarks to a packed FirstEnergy Auditorium, CNN’s chief media correspondent and anchor of the weekly program “Reliable Sources,” Brian Stelter talked about the current medi...

Q&A with Brian Stelter

CNN’s Brian Stelter shares his advice for Kent State students pursuing a career in journalism in an exclusive interview with CCI. Q: You started a blog in college about the media called  TvNewser and actually sold it to a company. How can a student jump start something like that...
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Media at the Movies 2019

The Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Media Law Center for Ethics and Access will host the fifth annual Media at the Movies on Tuesday, March 5. The event will open its doors at 5:30 p.m. and will begin at 6 p.m. in Franklin Hall’s FirstEnergy Auditor...
We Are What We Sell Partial Book Cover

CCI Professor Says Ads Expected the Super Bowl To Be a Man’s Game

Danielle Coombs, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, says Super Bowl ads still target men despite the fact that nearly half of the modern NFL audience identifies as women.
Kent State Senior Journalism Major Christiana Ford travels to China with the National Association of Black Journalists

Senior Journalism Major Meets Chinese Media, Government Leaders on International Reporting Trip

School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) senior Christiana Ford was selected as one of five students nationwide to participate in the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) all-expenses paid reporting trip to China during November 2018.
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JMC Receives Gift to Establish Lecture Series with National Media Ethics Experts

The College of Communication and Information at Kent State University is pleased to announce the creation of the Dix Media Ethics Lecture Series funded through the generosity of David and Janet Dix. This endowment gift of $100,000 to the School of Journalism and Mass Communicati...
Julie Jones (left) and Jerrica Damask (right) attended an awards celebration in London in recognition of their commendation in the YCN Student Awards, an international competition.

CCI Students Earn Commendation in International Advertising Competition

A cross-disciplinary team of students from Kent State’s College of Communication and Information earned commendation for their work on You Can Now’s (YCN) Student Awards, an international, creative...