School of Journalism and Mass Communication

As the champagne flowed Oct. 15 in the clubhouse of the National League Champion Washington Nationals, there was a Kent State University connection in the middle of the frenzy that capped the team’s first trip to the World Series. “It’s just an unbelievable time, and I’m so grateful I’m here,” said Dan Armelli less than 24 hours after...

Note: Gretchen Hoak is a former television reporter/anchor and current assistant professor of journalism in Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her research survey, “Are We Teaching Trauma?”,  focused on how universities prepare young journalists for the trauma they may endure in covering violence. Kent...

A team of Kent State University public relations students are finalists in the national Bateman Case Study Competition after working on a public relations campaign that would increase funding for childhood cancer research. Each year, the annual competition, hosted by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), calls for PRSSA college...

David Trebing, Ph.D., an associate professor in the School of Communication Studies (COMM), and Stephanie Smith, an assistant professor who teaches in COMM and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC), will lead a teaching colloquium on Friday, April 13, in Rm. 226 of Taylor Hall beginning at 2:15 p.m.   This panel discussion will...

From Long Island to Kent State University and now Ghost Island. That is the path Kent State University alumnus Jacob Derwin took to become a cast member on the 36th season of the CBS show Survivor, which will begin airing Feb. 28. This season’s show is called Survivor: Ghost Island. Long before the show’s challenges began, the 2016 Kent...

Kent State University advertising student Michael Weber balances a 4.0 GPA with a thriving passion for music – a passion that recently propelled him to win first place on MTV’s talent show, “Amazingness.” The episode featuring Weber, ’19, aired nationally on Jan. 5, 2018. It featured six acts competing for a $10,000 prize, which Weber...

The Kent Stater, Kent State University’s independent student newspaper, is the best student newspaper in the nation in its class, according to the College Media Association. The organization announced the annual Pinnacle Award winners at the National College Media Convention, held Oct. 25-29 in Dallas, Texas. The Kent Stater beat out competition...

The Kent Stater, Kent State University’s independent student newspaper, is the best student newspaper in the nation in its class, according to the College Media Association. The organization announced the annual Pinnacle Award winners at the National College Media Convention, held Oct. 25-29 in Dallas, Texas. The Kent Stater beat out competition...

The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University will host its fall Global Issues Forum with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 in Rm. 226/226A Taylor Hall. International reporter Malia Politzer will present, “Refugee Boom and Bust: A Global Gold Rush,” which describes how “CEOs, criminals and...

Kent State’s student newspaper, The Kent Stater, is the best collegiate daily (published three times per week or more) in Ohio, according to the Society of Professional Journalists’ (SPJ) Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest. Alumna Neville Hardman, ’16, and journalism major Kelly Powell, ’18, also received individual honors – first and...