journalism

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.

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.

Notable casting director tapped for Media Distinguished Leadership Award

Notable Casting Director Tapped for Media Distinguished Leadership Award

Kate O’Brian, president of Al Jazeera America, has been named the 2015 winner of the Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Guest Lecture and 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.

Join us for a screening of the 2014 documentary "A Fragile Trust: Power, Plagiarism and Jayson Blair at the New York Times" on March 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Franklin Hall First Energy Auditorium (Room 340). 

JMC Strategic Plan

JMC Strategic Plan Progress Report

AUGUST 2015

We are at the end of the second year since the JMC Strategic plan was created. In that time, we have both experienced progress and understood where we needed to be nimble and change course. We are proud that our faculty, staff and student efforts have resulted in the decision by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication to reaccredit our School for the next six years.

WHAT IS ACCREDITATION?

The structure for evaluating and accrediting journalism and mass communication programs was established in 1945, when the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) was formed. ACEJMC is the agency formally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for accrediting programs for professional education in journalism and mass communications in institutions of higher learning.

JMC recognizes the financial burden of obtaining a college education and strives to help offset costs for students. Through our various scholarship programs, we recognize and reward students with high academic excellence, evidence of leadership and community service. Scholarship awards are made possible by generous donations from alumni and friends of the School, and these contributions benefit students in their academic pursuits. In 2014, JMC awarded a record-setting $65,000 in scholarships.

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