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Two teams of Kent State University public relations students are competing in this year’s 2013 Bateman Case Study Competition where they have been presented with the challenge to develop a campaign to increase awareness and inform key audiences about the effects of bullying.

“This class is different from PR Campaigns, the senior capstone class, because the students have to implement and evaluate their plan,” said Tim Roberts, School of Journalism and Mass Communication lecturer and Bateman class advisor.

 

Members of the Journalism Education Association (JEA) Scholastic Press Rights Commission and Quill and Scroll International Honor Society convened at Franklin Hall from February 28 through March 3 to work with CSJ Director Candace Perkins Bowen, Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism Mark Goodman, and Adjunct Professor John Bowen to revise the Principal’s Guide to Scholastic Journalism.

Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Pinterest and Instagram are apps people access everyday on their smart phones or tablets without thinking about how it can benefit them and their careers. Social media has grown and will continue to grow, changing the way that people communicate day-to-day.

Social Media Strategies, an online course that allows students to engage in many hands-on and useful learning activities, was introduced to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in spring 2012.

Russ Mitchell, managing editor of evening news and lead anchor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKYC Channel 3 News in Cleveland, has been named the 2013 winner of the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University. The award recognizes the accomplishments of media professionals who encourage diversity in the field of journalism.

Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication will honor Mitchell at an awards luncheon and lecture Tuesday, April 2.

With its latest eighth place finish in the national Hearst Multimedia News Competition, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University secured a solid sixth place in the overall multimedia rankings to date, with final intercollegiate winners to be named in April.

Jim Colton, the nationally renowned and recently retired photography editor of Sports Illustrated, will visit Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the FirstEnergy Auditorium of Franklin Hall.

Colton will discuss the growing impact of sports photography on journalism and will offer a multimedia presentation featuring scenes and stories from the 2012 Summer Olympics. He will share his experiences and advice with photojournalism students and faculty.  

Pop culture is inundated with images of vampires in print and on screen. From sparkling immortals to devious bloodsuckers, Twilight to The Vampire Diaries, True Blood and more, the vampire theme seems to resonate well with audiences.

Exorcism

Another dream has been fulfilled for Brooke DiDonato.

The Schools of Communication Studies and Journalism and Mass Communication will offer a new study abroad opportunity in Prague, the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, during Summer Session III.

Modern Media and Democracy is a five-week seminar designed for undergraduate students who are interested in gaining an overview of the Czech culture, taking a more focused look at the media and democracy and improving their research and storytelling skills. The course, worth 3 credit hours, is co-sponsored by the Prague Freedom Foundation.

Prague

The Schools of Communication Studies and Journalism and Mass Communication will offer a new study abroad opportunity in Prague, the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, during Summer Session III.

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