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Kent State University public relations students (left to right) Arkayla Tenney-Howard, Ashley Purnell, Molly Spillman, Samantha Ross and Abigail Winternitz are finalists in the national Bateman Case Study Competition.

National Finalists in Public Relations

A team of Kent State public relations students are finalists in the national Bateman Case Study Competition after working on a public relations campaign that would increase funding for childhood cancer research.
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Dan Rather to Present Special Talk for Media, Communication Students

Renowned journalist Dan Rather will present an exclusive talk for students in the College of Communication and Information (CCI) during his upcoming visit to Kent State.  The student-only discussion will take place at 3:30 p.m. on May 4, 2018, in FirstEnergy Auditorium (Room 340)...
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Kent State Alumni Part of Two 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winning Teams

Alumni from the Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication were part of two 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning stories.  Terry DeMio, '86, the heroin beat reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, was one of two lead writers for “Seven Days of Heroin,” which won the Pulitzer for...
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Kent State Independent Films’ ‘Fly By Night’ premieres during red carpet event

Over the course of the past year, Kent State students have worked with Kent State Independent Films (KSUIF) to create its newest project, Fly By Night. The film will premiere with a red-carpet event at 7 p.m., on Saturday, April 28 in Cartwright Hall. The event will consist of fo...
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The Business of Media

Kent State students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) were recognized for their excellent results and efforts in practicing the business of media and communication at the annual College Media Business and Advertising Managers (CMBAM) convention in March. Ke...
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The 11th YouToo Social Media Conference Gets Social with Two Nationally Recognized Communicators

Social media continues to shape the way people and brands communicate with each other while presenting hidden challenges and opportunities for both. The 11th Annual YouToo Social Media Conference will bring two of the nation’s top communicators, Lee Odden and Shonali Burke, ABC,...
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Public Relations Faculty Explore Financial Impact of 'Fake News'

When the fake news story “Pizzagate” surfaced in fall 2016, Comet Ping Pong, the Washington, D.C. pizzeria at the center of the storm, faced financial consequences. The debunked theory that claimed high-ranking Democratic officials were running a child sex ring at the establishme...
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Top Honors in Sports Photography, In-Depth Reporting

Kent State students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) earned top regional honors in sports photography and in-depth reporting, along with eight honorable mentions, in the Society of Professional Journalists’ regional Mark of Excellence competition.  
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Social Media and Employee Engagement

The growing use of social media in society is leading to a reshaping of internal communication strategy for businesses. Kent State Associate Professor Michele Ewing and a team of researchers recently explored the role of social media in creating an engaged workplace. The team’s r...
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CCI Gallery Exhibit and Symposium Examines Incarceration in America

GONE. Expressions of Incarceration in America is a free community event presented by the Kent State University College of Communication and Information (CCI).