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A special reception and opening of “Dreamscape Diary,” a photo exhibit byBrooke DiDonato, a senior photojournalism student at Kent State University, will take place on Monday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall.

The solo show gathers select images from an impressive, yearlong conceptual project that won a Bronze in the Illustration category of the national College Photographer of the Year competition.

With a grant from the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, Kent State University at Stark students have set out to find what exactly is contaminating the Nimishillen Creek watershed. This project, called “Making the Invisible Visible: Water Quality in Stark County,” is led by Kent State Stark with participation from Walsh University, Malone University, Stark State College and the University of Mount Union.

Kent State University presents a lecture by Frédéric Brenner, a contemporary French photographer documenting the lives of the Jewish community, on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Brenner is best known for his opus “Diaspora,” the result of a 25-year search in 40 countries to create a visual record of the Jewish people at the end of the 20th century. During the lecture, he will share his photos and experiences about his journeys.

Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication is using social media to build relationships with potential students overseas with the help of a social media strategy.

Color L. Kang, recent graduate from the school, created a social media presence for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Chinese social media platforms to build relationships with international students as part of her master's capstone project—"A Bridge to China."

MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012
7:00PM AT THE KIVA

  • Lecture is free and open to the public followed by a dessert reception.  
  • For more information, contact Chaya Kessler, 330-672-8926 or ckessle7@kent.edu
Brenner and the Press

ClassmatesAfter learning about Kent State’s campus in Florence shortly after joining Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) in 2010, Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., knew she wanted to create a course abroad.

For Kent State electronic media major Katy Coduto, working this summer as a publicity intern at renowned record label company Warner Brothers Records is a dream come true.

Coduto, who also is the program director at Kent State’s TV2, has always wanted to work in publicity and public relations.

“I realize how lucky I am to be working at Warner Brothers. I love publicity and public relations, and this is only solidifying in my mind that I’ve chosen a career I am going to love,” Coduto says.

Working at Warner Brothers Records

Blistering sound bites, attack ads and pack journalism are all parts of “dirty politics.” The focus of this year’s Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop will reflect upon the significance of fact-checking, polling and anti-gender bias in political reporting at the eighth annual event at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Media professionals, educators and college students will attend panel discussions, question-and-answer sessions and debates led by nationally recognized media and political experts.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University has hired Thor Wasbotten as its new director. Wasbotten will join the university July 1 to replace Jeff Fruit, who steps down after 10 years as the school's leader to teach full time.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University has hired Thor Wasbotten as its new director. Wasbotten will join the university July 1 to replace Jeff Fruit, who steps down after 10 years as the school's leader to teach full time.

Wasbotten most recently served as the assistant dean for student media and online operations at The Pennsylvania State University, where he also was a senior lecturer of journalism. 

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