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Online platform offers a comprehensive look at college suicide and aims to eliminate stigma surrounding mental illness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Students from Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and School of Digital Sciences won the Associated Press Media Editors’ (APME) Innovator of the Year for College Students award for a class project that examines issues surrounding college suicide.

When it comes to collegiate electronic media recognition, JMC students and independent Student Media are on a roll.

The College Media Association (CMA) announced the finalists for the 2013 Pinnacle Awards, and TV2 KSU is included in four categories:

Summer commencement marks two significant milestones for our School:  This is the largest group of master’s students ever to graduate from JMC, and this is the first time more graduate students than undergraduate students will receive diplomas.

"This summer's graduating class of master’s students spans a diverse group not just in terms of age, race and ethnic origin, but in world view. Having taught many of them, I can say they educated me more than any master's class I can recall,” said Tim Roberts, JMC graduate coordinator and lecturer.

Above The Fold

The photographs of Dave LaBelle, director of photojournalism at JMC, will be featured in “Above the Fold: The Photographers of the The Chanute Tribune,” an exhibit at The Chanute Art Gallery in Chanute, 
Kansas. The exhibit runs from September 3 through September 28.

Changes in the business model of The Plain Dealer – including significant reductions in newsroom staff and home delivery – brought WEWS Channel 5 to the JMC newsroom at the end of July to speak with journalism students Christina Bucciere and Rebecca Reis and JMC Director Thor Wasbotten about the future of journalism. Watch their comments here.

Ten students from JMC and Communication Studies depart on August 3 for a two-week exploration of modern media and democracy in Prague, the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic. They will be accompanied by JMC Professor Candace Perkins Bowen and Communication Studies Professor Catherine Goodall. 

A Kent State University student media “power couple” made local history as the first to be married in the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center on July 26.

Nate Sargent, ’09, and Sadie Kelly, ’10, met on the second floor of Franklin Hall. The pair could be found in the business office of the Daily Kent Staterlate in the afternoon, after all of their peers had abandoned the room for the evening. She was working on the Classified section of the paper as the Classified Account Executive, and he was manning the phones as the Sales Manager.

Campus Lifeline: A College Report on Suicide, the ground-breaking student project examining college suicide, has been honored with a prestigious national award: the Associated Press Media Editors’ (APME) Innovator of the Year for College Students. APME was unanimous in its selection of Campus Lifeline for this award.

This is the first time a JMC student project has earned this APME distinction.

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Magazine Division recognized several Kent State student publications for excellence in magazine writing and design.

Of the 282 entries from 30 universities across the nation -- the most AEJMC has ever received -- A Magazine, The Burr and Fusion earned seven awards in the competition.