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Kent State students Noah Lewchenko and Ashley Heilman presented an integrated marketing campaign at Subaru's headquarters and took second place in the national Effie Collegiate competition.

Teamwork and Innovation Drive CCI Team to Second Place in National Advertising Competition

Kent State has placed in the top tier of the Effie Collegiate Brand Challenge from 2019-21 and in 2016. This competition gave students the chance to work with well-known brands like Subaru, Bose and V8. In 2019, advertising students earned second place for creating a marketing ca...
Knight scholars

Journalism and Mass Communication Students Honored by Akron Press Club

Eight Kent State University students received scholarships from the Akron Press Club and John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund in April, totaling $40,000 in awards. The Akron Press Club awards local students every year in memory of individuals who impacted the journalism field...
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Introducing 50 After 13: A digital publication dedicated to May 4, 1970

The legacy of May 4, 1970, affects all students at Kent State University. For nearly 50 years, they have walked the same grounds where four students were killed while many were exercising their First Amendment rights, protesting a war. What happened, why it happened and what it m...
Bateman Team

Public Relations Students Win Honorable Mentions in National Case Study Competition

Two teams from Kent State University placed among the top tier in the country, earning honorable mentions in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) 2019 national case study competition. Students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) receive...
Nate Bailey

Photojournalism Student's Portfolio Earns Several National, Regional Honors

Photo students at Kent State consistently develop portfolios that stand up to national and regional competition. One student, Nathaniel Bailey, ’21, a journalism major with a concentration in photojournalism, has a robust portfolio under his belt and several significant honors. H...
Journalism Junior Madison MacArthur

Journalism student to spend summer interning at Library of Congress

Journalism major Madison MacArthur, '20, has learned through many experiences in Kent State’s College of Communication and Information (CCI), what it means to be a storyteller. This summer, she will work in Washington, D.C. as a Juniors Fellow with the Library of Congress. She is...
Senior Journalism Major Anna Huntsman reports for TV2 news

Senior Journalism Major to Spend Summer Reporting on Disaster Recovery

Kent State senior Anna Huntsman was chosen among top journalism students in the nation to travel to Arizona State University this summer and investigate disaster recovery efforts in the United States. The prestigious News21 Fellowship awards 24 students from journalism programs a...
St. Barnabas first grader tries out Black Squirrel Radio

First Graders Get Media Literacy Lesson at Kent State

Every day, Kent State’s Franklin Hall is buzzing with future journalists. Recently, an even younger crowd joined the usual group of 18-22-year-old journalism majors: 41 six- and seven-year-olds from St. Barnabas Elementary School in Northfield, Ohio. The visiting first graders ma...
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...
Kent State University student Emelia Sherin directs a play that places the opioid crisis on the forefront.

JMC Junior Brings Play Depicting Heroin Crisis to Kent State

Kent State public relations major Emelia Sherin made national headlines in 2017-2018 when she debuted her original play, (In)Dependent, which highlights the tragedies of the heroin ep...

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