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Kent State has won two finalist placements in the national Society of Professional Journalists  (SPJ) 2013 Mark of Excellence Awards:  the Burr’s “The KSU Bucket List” issue (November 2013) for Best Student Ma gazine, and JMC senior Brian Smith’s “Piling On” for Best Sports Photography. Both were also first-place winners in...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

First impressions. First classes. First days of independence. Freshmen in JMC’s class of 2017, like college freshmen of every era, started college filled with apprehensions and aspirations. But today’s freshmen face some remarkable new challenges, too:  sweeping technological changes that continue to transform the communication industry, an...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

With its latest fifth-place finish in the national Hearst Multimedia News Competition, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University is tied for fifth place in the overall multimedia rankings to date, with final intercollegiate winners to be named in April. This is the highest ranking that JMC has achieved in the...

The Kent State TV2 anchors deliver a 5:30 p.m. newscast from the studio in Franklin Hall. For the second year in a row, Kent State University’s TV2 has taken top honors in the College Media Association’s (CMA) Pinnacle Awards, earning the 2013 TV Station of the Year award at the CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans. TV2 is Kent State’s nationally award-winning, high-definition digital TV station. The Agenda,...

The Kent State TV2 anchors deliver a 5:30 p.m. newscast from the studio in Franklin Hall. The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is back at Kent State and quickly gaining new ground.  NABJ Kent is an organization of journalists, students and media professionals that encourages students of color to work in student media. NABJ membership is open to all JMC students and majors, and to all Kent State students who are...

The Kent State TV2 anchors deliver a 5:30 p.m. newscast from the studio in Franklin Hall. Applications Accepted from Dec. 1 to February 1. To attract and retain the strongest journalism and mass communication students in the nation, JMC is introducing a financial award program specifically designed for first-time freshmen entering our School in fall semester 2014. The Promising Scholar Awards will provide $2,000 a year, renewable for...

photo of Dr. Trevor Brown JMC students are encouraged to attend an information session with Dr. Trevor Brown, Professor Emeritus  and retired Dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism, who will visit JMC from Nov. 12-14, as part of JMC’s reaccreditation process. Dr. Brown is a member of the Accrediting Committee of the Accrediting Council on Education in...

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photo of Dr. Trevor Brown The culture of coal mining. The process of hydraulic fracturing. The impact  on a community. These are the themes explored in “The Fracturing of Greene County,” a gallery showing by Jacob Byk, a junior visual journalism major, and Daniel Moore, a senior news major, that will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in the FirstEnergy...

photo of Katy Coduto For the second year in a row, TV2 has taken top honors in the College Media Association’s (CMA) Pinnacle Awards, earning the 2013 “TV Station of the Year” award at the CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans. “The Agenda,” TV2’s topical comedy-satire show, also won “Best TV Entertainment Program.”  Overall, TV2 was a...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

JMC student journalists can be tenacious when it comes to getting their stories. Visual journalism senior Coty Giannelli is no exception. Instead of spending his summer relaxing, he traveled to Syria to get a first-hand account of the ongoing conflict there. Photo credit: Coty Giannelli Giannelli spent two weeks in the embattled country,...