Photojournalism

College of Communication & Information

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...

School of Media and Journalism

Hearst Awards Kent State finished among the top 20 programs in the nation and first in the state of Ohio in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program for 2016-2017. Students and alumni also earned several top individual honors.  Known as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism,” the Hearst Awards Program presents scholarships to students for outstanding...

College of Communication & Information

Students in the College of Communication and Information Twelve students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) and the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) will travel to Florence, Italy, for Kent State University’s inaugural Photography in Florence program this spring semester. Led by JMC Lecturer David LaBelle and VCD Assistant Professor Tim Bell, the seven...

A World of Her Own. Photo credit: Leah Klafczynski 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...

School of Media and Journalism

Dave Foster instructing students during a lighting lecture in his Video for Still Photographers class. Photo taken by Tyler Hill. The largest single gift ever made to Kent State University to fund only scholarships will transform the Photojournalism program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC). Wallace (Wally) Hagedorn, took one photojournalism class at Kent State 73 years ago and was forever changed. He was so impressed with the class he took while still...

Photo by David LaBelle Professor David LaBelle and a group of five photojournalism students traveled to Kingsport, Tenn., on Nov. 22 to capture images and record footage of the Santa Train, the world’s largest Santa parade. The Santa Train runs a 110-mile route from Pikeville, Ky., to Kingsport, Tenn., each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in celebration...

Photo by David LaBelle The largest single gift ever made to Kent State University to fund only scholarships will transform the Photojournalism program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. A Cincinnati man who took a photojournalism class at Kent State in 1941 has left a $3 million bequest to the program. Wallace (Wally) Hagedorn, who passed away in 2013,...

School of Media and Journalism

JMC’s photojournalism program welcomed students, faculty and staff to its annual Freshman Welcome and Photography Exhibit on Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014. The exhibit, located in the third floor Franklin Exhibit Space, honors photojournalism students for their achievements from 2013 and 2014. This year, photojournalism students were recognized in...

School of Media and Journalism

JMC’s photojournalism program welcomed students, faculty and staff to its annual Freshman Welcome and Photography Exhibit on Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014. The exhibit, located in the third floor Franklin Exhibit Space, honors photojournalism students for their achievements from 2013 and 2014. This year, photojournalism students were recognized in...

It was an evening of introductions, recognition and exhibition. The 2013 Freshman Welcome and Photography Awards brought undergraduate photojournalism students and faculty, Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton, CCI DeanStan Wearden and JMC Director Thor Wasbotten to JMC’s third-floor exhibit space and FirstEnergy Auditorium on...