Journalism and Mass Communication


The Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship in Photography

The Wallace J. Hagedorn Photography Scholarship supports 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 made to Kent State to support only scholarships. 

JMC Students Click here to apply.

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 State Media Ethics Workshop will delve into significant topics including re-victimization, extreme crisis communication, campus sexual assault and the impacts of social media on trauma incidents and victims.

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.

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 professionals who encourage diversity in the field of journalism.

First the Tinker Tour came to Kent State.  Now Kent State has joined the Tinker Tour.

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 Year for College Students award for a class project that examines issues surrounding college suicide.

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 competition.

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.

Shanice Dunning, a graduate student in broadcast journalism, was one of 11 student journalists from across the country selected to participate in the first paid fellowship program sponsored by the Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) WRAL-TV and the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The goal of the fellowship program is to increase diversity in the broadcast news industry.

Principal of Holtz Communication and Technology Shel Holtz will discuss social visualization and gamification strategies and tactics as the keynote speaker at the Akron Area Public Relations Society of America’s YouToo Social Media Conference on Friday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall.