Data breaches that compromise accounts and invade privacy occur almost daily. Universities are in a unique position to educate their students, faculty and staff about the importance of securing their own data and online identities. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University will host Big Data & Privacy (BDP) Week Sept. 15-18, 2014, to raise campus awareness of and engagement with concepts of big data, privacy and what those concepts mean individually and globally. This is the first commemorative week of its kind at Kent State.
JMC professors Wendy Wardell, Stephanie Smith, Jan Leach and Joe Murray will offer their perspectives and examine the moral, ethical and business implications on advertising, public relations, digital media and journalism, as well as what it means for students entering the workforce.
JMC Director Thor Wasbotten will moderate the discussion and encourages students to attend and contribute their ideas and opinions.
Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host its third Kent Multimedia Workshop — a three-day, hands-on video and photography multimedia storytelling workshop — May 29-31 in Franklin Hall on the Kent Campus.
Media professionals, faculty members, students and others interested in polishing their multimedia skills will work closely with five photography and multimedia educators to learn the skills they need to tell narrative stories using multimedia techniques.
Senior public relations major Endya Watson presented a research project focused on Hofstede’s Cultural Dimension and Global Public Relations Practice as part of the Kent State’s McNair Scholars Program.
Professor Ann Schierhorn, Lecturer David LaBelle and Althemese Barnes received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) in the 2014 Leadership in History Awards for their exhibit “They Led the Way."