School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State University who studied broadcast journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. The Radio Television Digital News Association presents only three of these awards every year – one each for audio,...

Team will present integrated marketing campaign to V8®+Energy brand team For the first time, a team of Kent State University students and alumni will compete as finalists in the Collegiate Effie Competition later this month. The students – Ellie Schering, ’17, of Malvern, Ohio; Emily Wahl, ’16, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Matt Varga, ’16, of...

Student helps bring UNCHAINED fashion show to campus on April 4 A project that began as part of a public relations course in Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication is now coming to fruition and raising awareness about human trafficking. Mackenzie Lunde, a senior fashion merchandising major and public relations...

Scholar of the Month Danielle Sarver Coombs Associate Professor   College of Communication and Information 2007-present Danielle Sarver Coombs is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the College of Communication and Information. Her research focuses on sports, politics and the politics of sport. Coombs’...

Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information and its School of Journalism and Mass Communication will welcome alumna and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz to its faculty this spring. Schultz, who graduated from Kent State with her bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1979, is a nationally syndicated columnist...

Fifty Kent State University students from the College of Communication and Information participated in education abroad programs in Europe this spring, visiting Northern Ireland, Ireland and England in May. Three of the college’s classes studied specialized areas in communications in both the U.K. and Ireland. A School of Visual Communication...

Fifty Kent State University students from the College of Communication and Information participated in education abroad programs in Europe this spring, visiting Northern Ireland, Ireland and England in May. Three of the college’s classes studied specialized areas in communications in both the U.K. and Ireland. A School of Visual Communication...

For the second year in a row, Kent State University’s TV2 has taken top honors in the College Media Association’s (CMA) Pinnacle Awards, earning the 2013 TV Station of the Year award at the CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans. TV2 is Kent State’s nationally award-winning, high-definition digital TV station. The Agenda,...

Our work as journalists and professional communicators is to understand the power of words and to use them appropriately. As many of you may be aware, on Monday, a Fox 8 anchor used a culturally abhorrent word during a live broadcast on the morning show. We understand the challenges of live TV, but we also recognize the greater imperative of...

This week, a site team representing the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) recommended the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) for full accreditation after a three-day visit to evaluate the program. “We are very thankful for a generous and supportive report by the site team,” said JMC...