School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Jim Colton, the nationally renowned and recently retired photography editor of Sports Illustrated, will visit Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the FirstEnergy Auditorium of Franklin Hall. Colton will discuss the growing impact of sports photography on journalism and...

photo of PRSSA Kent The Kent State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) won three national awards at the PRSSA National Conference in San Francisco. PRSSA Kent won the Teahan Award, the most prestigious PRSSA award, for its website, and the Star Chapter Award for its achievement of Chapter and professional goals. PRSSA Kent...

School of Media and Journalism

photo of PRSSA Kent Forty-seven students from Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio, visited JMC this week to learn more about undergraduate opportunities and our facility. The students, mostly seniors, and their instructor toured Franklin Hall, spending time in the newsroom, BSR, and TV2. Associate Director Greg Blase offered the students an overview of JMC...

Three senior visual journalism students in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication earned top honors during the 67th College Photographer of the Year Competition at the University of Missouri. Brooke DiDonato took home a gold medal for Photo Illustration, Kristin Bauer won a silver medal in the Domestic Picture Story category...

photo of Hannah Potes Hannah Potes, a senior pursuing dual degrees in photojournalism and Spanish, has become the first JMC student selected for a paid 10-week paid summer internship at the Orange County Register. After completing internships at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky (2011) and Jackson City Patriot in Michigan (2012), Potes sought the West Coast...

photo of Hannah Potes For some students graduating from Kent State University on Saturday, Dec. 15, their walk across the stage at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center will be their first time actually stepping foot on campus. On that day, 16 students from around the country graduate from Kent State’s online master’s degree concentration in public relations....

It is unusual to find someone who does not have a cell phone these days. It is even more unusual to find a cell phone without a camera. Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication has a photojournalism program, as well as photography classes. So, why not create a class about cell phone photography? “We started this as...

A special reception and opening of “Dreamscape Diary,” a photo exhibit byBrooke DiDonato, a senior photojournalism student at Kent State University, will take place on Monday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall. The solo show gathers select images from an impressive, yearlong conceptual project that won a Bronze in the Illustration...

Dwayne Bray, senior coordinating producer for ESPN, will visit Kent State University in November to share insight into how ESPN manages to balance its journalistic duties and its business relationships with the top sports leagues and conferences whose games it broadcasts. Bray, who oversees reporters for ESPN's well-respected "Outside the Lines"...

With a grant from the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, Kent State University at Stark students have set out to find what exactly is contaminating the Nimishillen Creek watershed. This project, called “Making the Invisible Visible: Water Quality in Stark County,” is led by Kent State Stark with participation from Walsh University, Malone...