Journalism and Mass Communication

The Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor with multimedia journalism skills, teaching experience and the ability to help lead curricular change as our school evolves to meet the media needs of the 21st Century.

Bruce Winges, editor of the Akron Beacon Journal and a member of the JMC Professional Advisory Board, spoke to a graduate-level media ethics class at Franklin Hall in early February. Winges is well-versed on the subject, after more than 30 years experience with paper, the last five as editor and vice president.

David Pilgrim, Ph.D., the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Michigan, visited Kent State University on February 11 and 12 to engage students in a discussion about the effects of racist images embedded in popular culture throughout history. The museum, which contains the largest public collection of Segregation-era artifacts, uses objects of racism to teach tolerance and promote social justice.

Three JMC women are among 54 KSU women recognized for making a significant difference in the lives of students or colleagues as part of the annual “Mothers, Mentors and Muses” recognition program sponsored by KSU’s Women’s Center.


Prof. Fred Endres

More than 2,000 young men from Portage County served in the Civil War.

Prof. Fred Endres is telling the stories of seven of them.

Burr Spring 2012

The first time was the charm for The Burr magazine.

The apparent online hoax involving standout Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o has dominated news coverage this week, and local news outlets WKYC-TV, WJW-TV FOX-8 and WAKR-AM news radio interviewed JMC’s Stefanie Moore, an assistant professor in the PR sequence who focuses on digital PR trends and tactics, about some of the troubling social digital implications of this story.

Multimedia Storytelling, new to JMC this spring, provides students with a deeper understanding of the best ways to tell stories in different media. The course builds on skills learned in other JMC courses and helps students develop a multimedia mindset in their approach to storytelling and reporting.

Students will learn and practice storytelling, reporting and editing techniques using writing, audio, video, and photography. They will also practice online content management by posting their stories to a class website and will promote their content using social media tools.

Why are Americans fixated on sports? And how does our national fixation influence our understanding of American history, the American way of life, and the American dream?

Candace Perkins Bowen, associate professor and director of the Center for Scholastic Journalism, has been named the 2013 Linda S. Puntney Teacher Inspiration Award winner by the Journalism Education Association (JEA). The award recognizes a journalism teacher who “through excellent instruction inspired others to pursue scholastic journalism teaching and/or advising.”