Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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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...

Connie Schultz Headshot Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information and its School of Journalism and Mass Communication will welcome alumna and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz to its faculty this spring. Schultz, who graduated from Kent State with her bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1979, is a nationally syndicated columnist...

School of Media and Journalism

JMC Promising Scholars JMC Promising Scholars and the donors who fund their scholarships invested in their “social capital” on Thursday, October 1, 2015 during a donor/recipient reception at Laziza Restaurant in Kent.   Donor Laura Gordon ‘87, who funds a $1,000 annual scholarship for freshman multimedia journalism major McKenna Corson, spoke at the event. Gordon...

School of Media and Journalism

JMC Promising Scholars To attract and retain the strongest journalism and mass communication students in the nation, JMC established the Promising Scholar Awards, a financial award program, in 2014. The Promising Scholar Awards provide a $1,000, $2,000 or $3,000 annual scholarship, renewable for up to four years, to the highest achieving incoming freshmen drawn from...

JMC Promising Scholars Attend in person all day or for specific sessions, live web stream available for main presentations Covering trauma – a tragic accident, a horrendous attack, a sickening court case, a catastrophic weather event – exposes journalists and victims to complicated questions about ethics, privacy and responsibility. This year’s Poynter Kent...

School of Media and Journalism

Bob West passed away on the morning of June 20, 2015. He recently celebrated his 89th birthday, where he was surrounded by friends and family.  Bob was a dedicated professor who spent his life studying film and teaching students about its many genres. He always had time to chat and offer advice and suggestions on what to watch (and when you...