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School of Media and Journalism
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Real-world experience holds immense importance in the dynamic landscape of education. At Kent State University, class partnerships serve as vital conduits for students to immerse themselves in practical applications of their learning.

Franklin Hall serves as home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State.

Kent State Student Media has embarked on a strategic planning process to transform our award-winning operation into more digitally focused and audience-centered operations focused on high-quality news, information, and entertainment.

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Three Kent State students were recognized among the best in collegiate journalism for the 2023-24 academic year, placing in the Hearst Journalism Awards competition.

The Hearst awards are known as the “Pulitzer Prize of Collegiate Journalism,” and recognize outstanding student work in categories spanning writing, multimedia, audio, television and photojournalism.

Alumna Lauren Worley in a factory surrounded by shiny aluminum sheets

Lauren B. Worley, '01, kickstarted her professional journey in public service and currently spearheads communications for Tampax at Procter & Gamble, the global leader in consumer goods.

Grace Clarke

Kent State senior Grace Clarke, ’24, has her dreams set on pursuing a career in New York City’s fashion media industry.