Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Photo of the Kent State University arch on the Kent Campus For college students in many areas of study, an internship experience may be a requirement for graduation from their program or an otherwise necessary step to reach the next stage in their education and their eventual careers. Regardless of whether or not it is required, students in all majors can benefit from having a quality internship experience...

College of Communication & Information

Photo of the Kent State University arch on the Kent Campus Isaac Versaw | Advertising | Class of 2013 Isaac Versaw had his eye on the Big Apple when he graduated from Kent State, targeting New York City to launch his career in advertising and visual communication design. His first career stop was with Purpose, an organization and social movement incubator. There, he worked on a campaign for nonviolent...

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Photo of the Kent State University arch on the Kent Campus Phylicia McCorkle | Master of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication | Class of 2013 For Phylicia Mccorkle, baseball means giving back to the community and making an impact. As the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for Major League Baseball at the Office of the Commissioner, she works with all 30 clubs as well as with MLB Network and MLB...

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Photo of the Kent State University arch on the Kent Campus Brooke DiDonato | Photojournalism | Class of 2012 After graduating from Kent State with her photojournalism degree, Brooke Didonato packed her bags and moved to New York City — her “midwestern dream” — and has been growing her career as a freelance and gig-based photographer there ever since. Her Kent State professors and mentors at a...

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Photo of the Kent State University arch on the Kent Campus Bryan Webb | Public Relations | Class of 2015 Bryan Webb’s job as a digital producer and social media manager for The Ty Bentli Show begins each day before the sun comes up — at 3:15 a.m. to be exact. The internationally syndicated country morning show airs beginning at 5 a.m. As it is broadcast on airwaves in Nashville (where the show is...

Julie Jones (left) and Jerrica Damask (right) attended an awards celebration in London in recognition of their commendation in the YCN Student Awards, an international competition. A cross-disciplinary team of students from Kent State’s College of Communication and Information earned commendation for their work on You Can Now’s (YCN) Student Awards, an international, creative advertising competition.   Alyssa Fejko (visual communication design), Julie Jones (advertising) and Jerrica Damask (communication studies)...

Students work in the TV2 production area in Franklin Hall during a live broadcast of the news. Gretchen Dworznik, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, shares her opinion on how the current age of politics is strengthening the study and practice of journalism. When the political atmosphere turns against the press, Dr. Dworznik expresses the importance of working...

College of Communication & Information

Students work in the TV2 production area in Franklin Hall during a live broadcast of the news. New students are encouraged to tour or schedule a visit to Kent State University, the College of Communication and Information (CCI) to learn about the campus, our schools and majors. Parking for all of these programs is in the Kent Student Center Parking Lot off Summit Street.  Tell the parking attendant you are on campus for a college...

Students work in the TV2 production area in Franklin Hall during a live broadcast of the news. Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., the interim associate dean of the College of Communication and Information, spoke at the International Scientific Conference on the Digital Communication in the Age of Social Transformations at Ajman University in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, April 16. Coombs was the keynote speaker at the conference's opening...

Kent State and Rock Hall Team up to Create a New Class Celebrating Rolling Stone’s 50th Anniversary As Rolling Stone magazine nears its momentous 50-year anniversary this fall, Kent State students will be studying the history of the magazine, its impact on American culture and how it continues to innovate, in a new course “Music, Movements and Media: Rolling Stone @ 50.” The course will be offered through the School of Journalism and...