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This summer, journalism major Brandon Bounds, ‘19, will work alongside the nation’s top student journalists to report on hate speech across the nation through the prestigious News21 program.  

Leadership Across Industries

From non-profit newsrooms, to software development, to global communication firms, graduates of Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) are leaders across industries. Learn about how some of them have used the skills they learned in JMC to become leaders regionally and around the world.

During her junior year at Kent State, Brianne Kimmel, ’11, spontaneously booked a two-week trip to Australia to visit a friend who was interning at a public relations agency in Sydney. She took advantage of her time there by attending networking events and connecting with professionals. That experience fueled a dream of living abroad that stayed with her until graduation.

Kent State alumnus Tyler Pina, ’14, recently teamed up with fellow alumni to create a film focusing on the stories of inmates’ lives, post-incarceration. Pina graduated from the digital media production major three years ago, and works in San Francisco as a video director of The Verge, a Vox Media company, and is founder and CEO of Neon Flamingo Films.