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 State Today asked Hoak to share her thoughts on the impact the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton will have on the reporters assigned to cover these events.
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.
Kent State University public relations students (left to right) Arkayla Tenney-Howard, Ashley Purnell, Molly Spillman, Samantha Ross and Abigail Winternitz are finalists in the national Bateman Case Study Competition.
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.
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.”
Advertising major Michael Weber performs on MTV's "Amazingness." He won first place and $10,000. (Photo provided by Michael 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 from Northwestern University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Pennsylvania to take the Pinnacle Award for Newspaper of the Year for 2016-17.
Members of Kent State Student Media smile with their new awards in the newsroom in Franklin Hall.
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 second place respectively – for best collegiate feature writing, in the contest sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus chapters of SPJ.
Jimmy Miller, a 2017 Kent State graduate who served as editor of The Kent Stater, takes notes while talking to a fellow student in the student media newsroom in Franklin Hall.
The Burr Magazine, Kent State’s general interest student magazine, was named the best student magazine in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Kent State also earned national finalist status in two categories in SPJ’s annual national Mark of Excellence Awards competition.
In each category, SPJ chooses one winner and up to two national finalists from student journalists’ submissions from across the United States.