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The College of Communication and Information at Kent State University is pleased to announce the creation of the Dix Media Ethics Lecture Series funded through the generosity of David and Janet Dix.

This endowment gift of $100,000 to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) will launch an annual spring lecture on campus featuring nationally recognized figures discussing critical issues in media ethics, furthering enhancing the school’s national reputation as a leader in the field.

A mix of faculty and students from the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) will present their latest research during the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 24 to 28 in Prague. With more than 80 percent of its global communication faculty presenting papers and several other professors participating in a range of proceedings, the school's faculty members are living the conference theme, "Voices," by using theirs to prove their impact on the communication studies industry.

Gretchen Dworznik, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present her research on Friday, April 20, as part of the Spring 2018 College of Communication and Information (CCI) Research Colloquium.

Toastmasters three-time world champion of public speaking and Kent State University alumnus Rich Breiner, Ph.D., ’80, visited campus recently for the first time since graduation nearly 40 years ago.

School of Communication Studies (COMM) marketing assistant Mikala Lugen sat down with Breiner to talk about his college experience, his successful public speaking career and his tips for leading a happy and prosperous life.

JMC recognized its distinguished alumni and friend of the School at its annual Alumni Awards and Friends ceremony and reception in Franklin Hall on Friday, October 2.

JMC Promising Scholars and the donors who fund their scholarships invested in their “social capital” on Thursday, October 1, 2015 during a donor/recipient reception at Laziza Restaurant in Kent.  

Director of Kent State University Media Law Center for Ethics and Access Shares Views on Brian Williams' Reinstatement

There’s no sense piling on former NBC News anchor Brian Williams, even as he has been effectively demoted from the network’s Nightly News to its MSNBC cable operation. He has said the last few months have been “torture.”

What’s difficult to understand is NBC’s decision to reinstate Williams on cable news starting in August.

Big data. Big search. Big opportunities. Big complications. And big implications for the First Amendment, privacy, information security and the media. This year's Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop will go beyond the headlines to explore this issue from multiple perspectives.

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The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) will host TechConnect 2015, a free, day-long workshop in Franklin Hall on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The event is open to students, faculty and professionals who want to learn how journalism and technology intersect learn cool stuff from tech experts about how journalism and technology intersect, from basic HTML to hardware programming for robotics to data visualization and mapping.

On Wednesday, Kate O’Brian, president of Al Jazeera America, was honored at the 12th annual Robert G. McGruder awards lecture and luncheon, with the distinguished guest lecture award. The award recognizes the accomplishments of media professionals who encourage diversity in the field of journalism. The luncheon and lecture are co-sponsored by Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.