College of Communication and Information

A Kent State public relations major speaks with an alumna during a Public Relations Student Society of America meeting. Graduates of the program returned to campus to speak with current students about career paths. (Photo credit: Brenna Parker) Kent State University’s undergraduate public relations program has joined a select group of fewer than 40 colleges around the world that hold official certification from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). PRSA is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals. It sets standards of excellence and...

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The College of Communication and Information incorporates global curricula into all of its programs. The Kent State University College of Communication and Information (CCI) has named Stephanie Smith its director of global initiatives as part of its professional-in-residence program. Smith will continue to teach in both the Schools of Communication Studies and Journalism and Mass Communication as part of her college appointment. This...

The College of Communication and Information incorporates global curricula into all of its programs. What media platforms do you use to gain knowledge of the current political campaign? Do you believe that the media are often biased toward one political party over the other? School of Communication Studies professor, Paul Haridakis, Ph.D. and associate professor, Mei-Chen Lin, Ph.D. and School of Journalism and Mass Communication professor...

The College of Communication and Information incorporates global curricula into all of its programs. Aaron Bacue, assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies, was recently selected to participate in Kent State’s Global Faculty Scholars Group. Bacue was nominated by Amy Reynolds, Ph.D., dean of the College of Communication and Information. Global Faculty Scholars was established in 2014 as a result of Kent State’s continued...

Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Journalists Discuss Radicalization and Nationalism with the Audience Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies hosted its annual Global Issues Forum on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center. This semester’s topic revolved around radicalization and nationalism. The panel discussion was led by two Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting journalists, who have both reported on radicalization and...

Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Journalists Discuss Radicalization and Nationalism with the Audience Megan Carrasco, a 2016 graduate of Kent State University School of Communication Studies, will be recognized with the 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Paper Award by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) for her senior honors thesis. Carrasco’s thesis, titled, “The Ideal Millennial Working Woman: A...

Graduate student Daniel Socha works with a member of the Project Kirotshe running team on how to wash his running clothes. Kent State University global communication studies graduate student Daniel Socha’s research on a non-profit organization’s efforts to support youth education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recently caught the attention of National Public Radio (NPR). In May, Socha traveled to the DRC to study and report on Project Kirotshe, a...

Paula Madison, former NBC journalist and executive, will be honored by Kent State University with the 2016 Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Award for her accomplishments in media diversity. Former NBC executive Paula Madison is 2016 McGruder Award recipient; Plain Dealer columnist Phillip Morris to Be Honored with Diversity Leadership Award Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will honor Paula Madison, former NBC journalist and executive, with the...

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PR student Hana Barkowitz (far left) was recently named the national director of communications for the College Democrats of America. Hana Barkowitz, a junior public relations major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University, has been appointed the national director of communications for the state federations of the College Democrats of America, the official student arm of the Democratic National Committee with more than 600 campus chapters...

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PR student Hana Barkowitz (far left) was recently named the national director of communications for the College Democrats of America. CCI Diversity Days 2019-2020 Diversity and inclusion are important in the College of Communication and Information (CCI) all throughout the year. To more accurately reflect this priority, CCI Diversity Week will be celebrated as CCI Diversity Days beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year! CCI Diversity Days - On the Road! We are taking CCI...