journalism

Kate O 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...

Kate O 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 Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The award recognizes the accomplishments of...

Kate O 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...

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).  A FRAGILE TRUST tells the story of Jayson Blair, the  serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked...

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Franklin Hall 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...

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A donor speaks with a scholarship recipient during a scholarship dinner 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...

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A donor speaks with a scholarship recipient during a scholarship dinner The Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication is accredited by ACEJMC, The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.  This means we meet high standards regarding our facility, our faculty and our program of study.  Accreditation brings prestige along with some rules and regulations.    As...

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A donor speaks with a scholarship recipient during a scholarship dinner Kent State University and its Center for Scholastic Journalism are the home of the Ohio Scholastic Media Association, the state’s only high school press association.  Each year, OSMA hosts conferences and conventions and runs competitions to support, train and recognize high school journalists around the state.  For more information on OSMA and...

Photo by David LaBelle Professor David LaBelle and a group of five photojournalism students traveled to Kingsport, Tenn., on Nov. 22 to capture images and record footage of the Santa Train, the world’s largest Santa parade. The Santa Train runs a 110-mile route from Pikeville, Ky., to Kingsport, Tenn., each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in celebration...

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Photo by David LaBelle Brave New Films will screen its newest documentary, “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars,” at Kent State University Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The organization is a champion for social justice issues, educating the public through screenings of its six feature films. Including more than 70 interviews, “Unmanned” shows the personal impact of the...