Journalism and Mass Communication

Mikey Indriolo While locked down in their apartments or family homes, students in the Kent State course Journalism and Documentary are telling a story that future generations and historians will one day discuss: What was college life like when the coronavirus pandemic changed the world?  At the beginning of the semester, students were given an assignment to...

Mikey Indriolo Rachel Karas, an Honors College junior majoring in journalism with a minor in photojournalism, is looking forward to her internship in summer 2020 with the Columbus Dispatch. As a “metro” intern, she will be assigned to cover anything that happens in the downtown area or that is related to the community....

College of Communication & Information

Mikey Indriolo The Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship in Photography The Wallace J. Hagedorn Photography Scholarship is a competitive merit- and need-based scholarship supporting student tuition costs and enriching, out-of-classroom experiences to help photography students develop strong portfolios. The funds come from the largest single gift ($4.2 million) ever...

Mikey Indriolo Attend in person all day or for specific sessions, live web stream available for main presentations Covering trauma – a tragic accident, a horrendous attack, a sickening court case, a catastrophic weather event – exposes journalists and victims to complicated questions about ethics, privacy and responsibility. This year’s Poynter Kent...

Mikey Indriolo Communications professionals will discuss the role of social media in public relations and marketing at the eighth annual YouToo Social Media Conference Friday, April 10, at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall. The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a networking reception to follow at the Kent State Hotel and Conference...

Mikey Indriolo Notable casting director tapped for Media Distinguished Leadership Award Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication has named Kate O’Brian, president of Al Jazeera America, the 2015 winner of the Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Guest Lecture and Award for Diversity. The award recognizes the accomplishments of media...

School of Media and Journalism

First the Tinker Tour came to Kent State.  Now Kent State has joined the Tinker Tour. JMC Professor and Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism Mark Goodman spoke to high school students and teachers at the 50th Annual Kettle Moraine Press Association Fall Conference in Whitewater, Wisc., on October 18, accompanying First Amendment icon Mary Beth...

photo of students working 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...

School of Media and Journalism

photo of students working 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...

Photo of Sue Zake The School of Journalism and Mass Communication announces that Susan Kirkman Zake is the new assistant professor of journalism, focusing on multimedia. Her selection demonstrates JMC’s commitment to moving forward with a multimedia curriculum and remaining relevant with the industry and our students. Zake has a notable tenure with JMC, serving...