School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Students and staff of Student Media’s advertising staff traveled to San Diego last week for the annual College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers convention. This year was the 41st National CNBAM convention. Students and staff spent time in sessions focusing on new digital concepts, social media, design and the changing look of college...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

The Ball State University Department of Journalism presented associate professor Candace Perkins Bowen with the 2013 Indiana Scholastic Journalism award at its annual conference earlier this month. Bowen is also the director for the Center for Scholastic Journalism. The award citation describes Perkins Bowen as “tireless” and “passionate”...

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced its 2012 Mark of Excellence (MOE) Award winners from region 4 last week, and JMC students and student media earned 24 top placements in 19 categories -- the highest number of winners among all regional entrants. JMC took first place in nine categories, including newspapers, magazine,...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

With two students earning spots in the top 20 of the personality/profile writing competition, JMC now ranks 10th overall in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Senior magazine journalism major Anthony Dominic earned seventh place for his winning article, “Who is Lester Lefton?” the cover story of the...

Hannah Potes, a JMC senior photojournalism major, won fifth place in the recent photojournalism competition II of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. With this ranking, Potes becomes the first JMC photojournalism student to place three times in the top 10 of the Hearst photography competition. In 2010 and 2011, Potes placed seventh in the Hearst...

Jeff Fruit, professor and former JMC director, has been named the 2013 chapter adviser of the year for Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA), the national college honor society for journalism and mass communications. He will receive the William H. Taft Outstanding Adviser Award in August during the annual convention of the Association for Education in...

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 scholarship recipients. Sydney Baltrusaitis Jason Kostura Alicia Balog Erica Batyko Carrie Blazina Katherine Boetger Kirsten Bowers Raven Brinson Christina Bucciere Jacob Byk Caitlyn Callahan Meghan Caprez Caitrin Cardosi Amy Cooknick Megan Corder Chelsie Corso Lydia Coutre Marissa Decker Cindy Deng Rebecca Dickson...

Sixteen students will travel to Brazil with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s International Storytelling class from March 15 to March 31 to develop multimedia news stories about the country. The class will partner with a journalism program at Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná in Brazil to assist the students in reporting...

Kent State University’s 29th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth will be held on the evening of Thursday, April 4, 2013, and all day on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Kent Student Center. The conference provides a forum for discussion of multicultural themes and issues in literature for children and young...

“For a photo to be effective, it has to be affective. A picture has to move you in some way. It must evoke a visceral reaction in the viewer – crying, laughing, thinking.” Internationally renowned photo editor Jim Colton, recently retired after a distinguished career at Sports Illustrated (SI), Newsweek, and Associated Press (AP), spent an...