Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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...

School of Digital Sciences

Six Conference Speakers Represent Each School and College at Inaugural University-wide Event EVENT UPDATE: In front of a sell-out crowd of nearly 1,000 people, professors, entrepreneurs, administrators, students and community members gave short, dynamic talks around the theme “Rewind, Rethink, React.” Check out online conversations using @tedxkentstate and #tedxkentstate. Also, KentWired reporters wrote synopses on each of the...

College of Communication & Information

PR student Hana Barkowitz (far left) was recently named the national director of communications for the College Democrats of America. Hana Barkowitz, a junior public relations major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University, has been appointed the national director of communications for the state federations of the College Democrats of America, the official student arm of the Democratic National Committee with more than 600 campus chapters...

Kent State public relations major Sarah Matthews stands near the Cleveland script sign at North Coast Harbor’s Voinovich Park with the city in the background. She is one of several Kent State students involved in the 2016 Republican National Convention. As politicians, delegates, media and communications professionals from across the country descend upon Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention, so too will students from Kent State University, using the skills they’ve learned to gain valuable work experience. Public relations major Sarah Matthews from Kent State’s School of...

Kent State public relations major Sarah Matthews stands near the Cleveland script sign at North Coast Harbor’s Voinovich Park with the city in the background. She is one of several Kent State students involved in the 2016 Republican National Convention. Students in Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication earned top recognition in some of the nation’s most prestigious intercollegiate journalism and mass communication competitions during the 2015-2016 academic year. In the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, often called the “Pulitzer Prize of collegiate...

Kent State public relations major Sarah Matthews stands near the Cleveland script sign at North Coast Harbor’s Voinovich Park with the city in the background. She is one of several Kent State students involved in the 2016 Republican National Convention. A national investigation by Carnegie-Knight News21, a multi-university investigative project that included Jacob Byk, ’15, a visual journalism graduate from Kent State JMC, has captured one of the nation’s top digital journalism awards. Byk was a student when he participated in the project. Byk was among 29 students from 16 universities who...