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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

Award-Winning Documentarian

Award-winning Filmmaker and Documentarian
Emily Metzgar photo with Jargon overlay

Director's Note: Connecting a Deeply Committed Alumni Community

It wasn’t long after I joined the School of Media and Journalism (MDJ) in July 2020 that I started hearing stories about Jargon and fielding questions about when the next issue would appear. I quickly learned a lot about Jargon’s importance to alumni, faculty, friends and others.
BANNER poynter

Parkland Journalism Teachers to Headline Media Ethics Workshop at Kent State University

High school journalism teachers Melissa Falkowski and Eric Garner, of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will headline the 15th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop on Sept. 19, 2019. Hosted by the Poynter Institute and the Kent State School of Journal...
Brandon Bounds

Recent Kent State Journalism Grad’s Work Recognized with Student Murrow Award

Recent Kent State graduate Brandon Bounds, ’19, is part of a team of top student journalists that earned the 2019 Student Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Digital Reporting.