School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Paula Madison, former NBC journalist and executive, will be honored by Kent State University with the 2016 Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Award for her accomplishments in media diversity. Former NBC executive Paula Madison is 2016 McGruder Award recipient; Plain Dealer columnist Phillip Morris to Be Honored with Diversity Leadership Award Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will honor Paula Madison, former NBC journalist and executive, with the...

Paula Madison, former NBC journalist and executive, will be honored by Kent State University with the 2016 Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Award for her accomplishments in media diversity.   The following experts from Kent State University are available to media covering the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Their areas of expertise and topics they can discuss are provided, as well as links to additional information and contact information. Areas of expertise include religion and politics, U.S. relations to Europe,...

Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. The award recognizes outstanding work by student journalists. (Photo credit: Gary Hanson) 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,...

Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. The award recognizes outstanding work by student journalists. (Photo credit: Gary Hanson) 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...

Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. The award recognizes outstanding work by student journalists. (Photo credit: Gary Hanson) 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...

 Danielle Sarver Coombs, associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, lectures in a Franklin Hall classroom during an afternoon journalism class. 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’...

 Danielle Sarver Coombs, associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, lectures in a Franklin Hall classroom during an afternoon journalism class. 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...

Kent State advertising, public relations and visual communication design students lived and studied together in Dublin, Ireland, during an education abroad trip. (Photo credit: Christopher Darling) 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...

Kent State advertising, public relations and visual communication design students lived and studied together in Dublin, Ireland, during an education abroad trip. (Photo credit: Christopher Darling) 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...

Kent State advertising, public relations and visual communication design students lived and studied together in Dublin, Ireland, during an education abroad trip. (Photo credit: Christopher Darling) 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,...