journalism

Photo of Jill Golden (left) and Carrie Kandes (right) Kent State University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Kent) Chapter, along with two School of Media and Journalism (MDJ) alumnae, earned national recognition at the 2020 PRSSA Annual International Conference, Oct. 26-Oct. 29, 2020. Public relations alumna Jill Golden, ’20, of Macedonia, won the highest individual award, the...

Imagery from students When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Kent State University students immediately recognized an issue that almost nobody else was talking about: Not all homes are healthy homes. The students were enrolled in the College of Communication and Information course...

College of Communication & Information

Imagery from students David Hrvatin | Journalism | Class of 2014 Watch: David discusses how his job has changed during COVID-19: Behind the scenes of every television newscast that airs, there’s a team of professionals who work on everything from technical production to the station’s brand. Kent State alumnus David Hrvatin, ’14, is part of that team for...

Sarah Reidlinger, presenting at FlashLab contest Kent State student Sarah Riedlinger, ’20, has always been a creative and inventive person. The opportunities provided to her as a visual communication design major at Kent State allowed her to channel her creativity and life-long passions into a path for her future career. In addition to her classes and extracurriculars, Riedlinger has been...

Photo of David and Janet Dix, Brian Steltewr 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...

The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) is in Prague from May 24 to 28, 2018. 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...

The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) is in Prague from May 24 to 28, 2018. 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.   Dworznik will present her research titled, “Hurricane Harvey: PTSD in Journalists” at 2:15 p.m. in...

School of Communication Studies

Rich Breiner 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...

School of Media and Journalism

Gary Harwood, Danielle Wiggins, Chris Plonsky and Thor Wasbotten 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. Kent State President Beverly Warren was in attendance to deliver congratulatory remarks in recognition of the accomplishments of this year’s award recipients. JMC Director Thor...

School of Media and Journalism

JMC Promising Scholars 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.   Donor Laura Gordon ‘87, who funds a $1,000 annual scholarship for freshman multimedia journalism major McKenna Corson, spoke at the event. Gordon...