Headshot of Sam Quinones

Author and journalist Sam Quinones will share his journey and lessons in media ethics with Kent State students and the community at the fourth annual David and Janet Dix Lecture in Media Ethics at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2024

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MDJ Director Emily Metzgar

Todd Thompson films a video in Arizona

Todd Thompson '16, a first-generation college student from a small town in Ashtabula County, never imagined he'd one day be filming social media content with Progressive Insurance's iconic fictional saleswoman “Flo” in Los Angeles.

Collage: Lafayette Tolliver, students hanging gallery; stack of photos

Two Media and Journalism students and Associate Professor David Foster are bringing a fresh perspective to a late 1960s photo collection focused on Black student life at Kent State University.  

Portia Booker

Kent State alumna Portia Booker '16, also known as "Portia the Producer," has navigated the world of broadcast journalism and emerged as a multimedia producer, podcaster and author. Both of her parents have died since she began navigating life as a young professional, and the transformative experience of losing them became a driving force behind her mission to reshape perceptions of grief.

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Michele Ewing instructs a class

How often do you interact with artificial intelligence (AI) each day? Do you communicate with a chatbot for customer service? Does your fitness tracker remind you to move? Do you receive product recommendations based on previous purchases? Do you use AI to help you with school or work? As a public relations professor, I’m studying the ethical use of AI in the public relations field and guiding my students to ethically use AI tools.