College of Communication and Information

New rankings released by U.S. News & World Report place Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science among the nation’s top 20 graduate programs in library and information science – again.

A unique poetry partnership is helping to spread the “word” about migration, literally. Powerful and inspiring words are ringing throughout 11 cities in the United States.

Journalism major Ben Orner, '18, placed in the top 10 for the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s 2016-2017 Journalism Awards Program’s Television Broadcast News Competition.

Orner placed ninth out of 69 entrants from 39 schools, earning a certificate of merit.  

“I didn’t think I would place at all,” Orner said. “I thought the stories I submitted were solid, especially the Bernie Sanders story, but I didn’t think they would rise to the top.”

The School of Communication Studies (COMM) will host its annual Lambda Pi Eta induction and student awards and scholarships reception Friday, April 7.

Kent State University School of Communication Studies students are producing a persuasive health campaign to gather donations of women’s feminine products, or money to be used for such products, for the Kent State Women’s Center pantry. This project is for the course Communication and Influence which is taught by COMM Assistant Professor J.D. Ponder, Ph.D.

The tenth YouToo Social Media Conference has confirmed its keynote speakers, bringing Disney digital media powerhouse Greg Josken and digital branding expert Juntae DeLane to headline the milestone conference.

Josken, digital marketing and social media manager for the Disney Theatrical Group, will open the conference as the morning speaker on Friday, April 21 in Kent State University’s Franklin Hall.

The Kent State University College of Communication and Information (CCI) will host its first-ever Diversity Week from April 24 – 28. The week-long event is the culminating activity to come out of CCI’s new Office of Academic Diversity Outreach headed by coordinator Amanda Leu.

I  had no idea what human trafficking was until I came to Kent. My freshman year, I was shown the documentary “Nefarious” that completely broke my heart for the people who have fallen into the shadows of society as victims of human trafficking. I found my passion in life and began getting involved on campus to learn more about this topic.

Students will study the magazine's history, impact on American culture, and how it continues to innovate. 

April 14 event postponed. To be rescheduled for Fall 2017.

Erin Hollenbaugh, Ph.D., associate professor and program coordinator for the School of Communication Studies (COMM) at Kent State Stark, will lead COMM’s third spring colloquium Friday, April 14, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Rm. 109 of the Art Building,