School of Journalism and Mass Communication

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

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...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Gary Hanson, beloved emeritus professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University, died on May 18, almost seven years after being diagnosed with cancer. Calling hours will take place Wednesday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m., and on Thursday, May 25, from 10-11 a.m., with a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. All...

School of Communication Studies

School of Communication Studies alumna Natalie Moses recently earned the National Award of Excellence for her feature-length movie script at the annual Broadcast Education Association and National Association of Broadcasters (BEA/NAB) conference in Las Vegas. Moses was a graduate student at Kent State University who graduated in May 2017.   ...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

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...

Senior public relations major Daniel Henderson recently accepted a prestigious internship with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, D.C. Henderson will be interning in the External Affairs Department and working specifically with the Foreign Policy Program. “CFR’s mission is to inform, not to influence, and they are...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Journalism major Ben Orner, '18, placed in the top 10 for the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s 2016-2017 Journalism Awards Program’s Television Broadcast News Competition. Orner placed ninth out of 69 entrants from 39 schools, earning a certificate of merit.   “I didn’t think I would place at all,” Orner said. “I thought the...

The tenth YouToo Social Media Conference has confirmed its keynote speakers, bringing Disney digital media powerhouse Greg Josken and digital branding expert Juntae DeLane to headline the milestone conference. Josken, digital marketing and social media manager for the Disney Theatrical Group, will open the conference as the morning speaker on...

The Women’s Center named 46 women, including five women from CCI, as part of its 2017 class of Mothers, Mentors and Muses.   The 2017 Mothers, Mentors, and Muses of CCI include:   Jody Boles, Special Assistant, CCI Anna Gower, Senior Secretary, Library and Information Science Alice Kopunovitz, Administrative Assistant,...

Kent State students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) recently took their learning outside of the classroom and to set of the thriller movie, “The Bye Bye Man.”  Five students and alumni from JMC and the College of Communication and Information - many of the members of Kent State Independent Films (KSUIF) - played...

Kyle Michael Miller, a 2009 graduate of Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, decided late last year to take a leap of faith and quit his dream job at the TODAY Show to follow his passion for sharing uplifting stories. So Miller packed up and moved back to Ohio to find and tell stories from across the country that...