Kent State College of Communication and Information

Photo of Anna Hoffman (Photo credit: Alex Ledet)Communication studies student’s project earns international media attention for research efforts

Director of Kent State University Media Law Center for Ethics and Access Shares Views on Brian Williams' Reinstatement

There’s no sense piling on former NBC News anchor Brian Williams, even as he has been effectively demoted from the network’s Nightly News to its MSNBC cable operation. He has said the last few months have been “torture.”

What’s difficult to understand is NBC’s decision to reinstate Williams on cable news starting in August.

Update: The Kent State University School of Visual Communication Design program prepares its students to take on all kinds of challenges -- even screaming fans at the San Diego Comic-Con International!

Leah Klafczynski, '15, received third-place honors in the annual Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship.

Klafczynski was selected from more than 1,100 submitted entries and competed against five other finalists in the 55th annual Photojournalism Championship held in San Francisco, California, June 1 - 5, 2015. The judges and the winners were announced that evening at the final awards ceremony on Thursday, June 4. Klafczynski beat out her competitors to earn third-place status, a $3,000 scholarship and a $2 bill.

This May, JMC students are taking their communications talents across the pond. Twenty students in the Global Advertising and Public Relations course are traveling to Dublin and London May 14-30, 2015.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., associate professor of communication, explores how people manage their privacy on social media and the impact of several factors on subsequent communication practices.

by Breyanna Tripp

Let me just start off and say that Gini Dietrich, keynote speaker, was amazing. She opened up her presentation talking about Hannah Montana – I mean, Miley Cyrus – and I was instantly drawn in. Dietrich offered advice on how to get your clients to understand the process of public relations and that it takes time. Her presentation was centered on the idea of how “spin sucks,” which is based off her blog and book. The points she made about creating a campaign excited me because my PR classes have hammered the idea of strategic thinking in my head.

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.

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Assistant Professor Dave Foster was presented with a certificate of Excellence in Accessibility at Kent State Student Accessibility Services’ annual Faculty Recognition Reception.

Each year, Student Accessibility Services asks students registered with SAS to nominate professors who have positively impacted their experience by helping to make Kent State an accommodating and welcoming university for students with disabilities. Professor Foster received a nomination for the award from one of his students.