Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication

School of Journalism and Mass Communication Associate Professor Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., will speak at the Akron Roundtable Thursday, Aug. 20.

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.

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.

COLUMBIA, Missouri — The Youth Journalism Initiative of the American Society of News Editors will continue its national effort to inspire youth in the ever-changing world of journalism by training 140 secondary-school teachers at the 2015 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute. The Institute provides comprehensive journalism training and hands-on experience.

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.

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.