Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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.


Gretchen Dworznik shares her opinion on how the current age of politics is strengthening the study and practice of journalism.

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.

Students will study the magazine's history, impact on American culture, and how it continues to innovate. 

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 sessions. (Photos by Alex Ledet)


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 nationwide.

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.

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.

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.