journalism

Data breaches that compromise accounts and invade privacy occur almost daily.  Universities are in a unique position to educate their students, faculty and staff about the importance of securing their own data and online identities.  The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University will host Big Data & Privacy (BDP)...

Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will co-host a lecture, “Covering the Egyptian Uprising,” by Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva on the Kent Campus. Visitor parking is available in the Kent Student Center visitor lot on Summit Street. The night before, on Nov. 6, Kouddous will lead...

Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will co-host a lecture, “Covering the Egyptian Uprising,” by Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva on the Kent Campus. Visitor parking is available in the Kent Student Center visitor lot on Summit Street. The night before, on Nov. 6, Kouddous will lead...

College of Communication & Information

Data Minefields? 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. What is it? The Media Ethics Workshop is a one-day...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

JMC student journalists can be tenacious when it comes to getting their stories. Visual journalism senior Coty Giannelli is no exception. Instead of spending his summer relaxing, he traveled to Syria to get a first-hand account of the ongoing conflict there. Photo credit: Coty Giannelli Giannelli spent two weeks in the embattled country,...

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 Journalism & Mass Communication

photo of students working Changes in the business model of The Plain Dealer – including significant reductions in newsroom staff and home delivery – brought WEWS Channel 5 to the JMC newsroom at the end of July to speak with journalism students Christina Bucciere and Rebecca Reis and JMC Director Thor Wasbotten about the future of journalism. Watch their...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

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...

Photo of Sue Zake The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University has hired Thor Wasbotten as its new director. Wasbotten will join the university July 1 to replace Jeff Fruit, who steps down after 10 years as the school's leader to teach full time. Wasbotten most recently served as the assistant dean for student media and online...