School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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...

Lefton Back Cover 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...

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A World of Her Own. Photo credit: Leah Klafczynski Our impressive standings in national and international competitions demonstrate JMC’s commitment to building media and communication leaders. Year after year, JMC students produce award-winning work and this year is no exception. The highly competitive 55th Annual William R. Hearst Journalism Awards Program consists of 14 competitions in college...

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A World of Her Own. Photo credit: Leah Klafczynski JMC Student Learning Assessment Plan Download JMC Student Learning Assessment Plan JMC Student Learning Assessment Plan Progress Report august 2016 Each year it is the responsibility of an appointed Assessment Coordinator to produce a progress report on Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The purpose of...

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A World of Her Own. Photo credit: Leah Klafczynski JMC Diversity Plan Download JMC Diversity Plan JMC Diversity Plan Progress Report  MAY 2017 The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University continues its commitment to diversity and inclusion as evident by the roles of the Diversity and Globalization Committee (DGC), the Student Voice Team (SVT) and the faculty...

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Franklin Hall WHAT IS ACCREDITATION? The structure for evaluating and accrediting journalism and mass communication programs was established in 1945, when the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) was formed. ACEJMC is the agency formally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for accrediting...

Franklin Hall The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) inducted Kent State University’s Michele Ewing, APR, into its College of Fellows at the 2014 International Conference in Washington, D.C. Ewing is a public relations associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) and a longtime resident of the Youngstown,...

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On the evening of Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, the inaugural class of JMC Promising Scholars and their donors had the opportunity to meet face-to-face for the first time at a special celebratory event in downtown Kent.   The Promising Scholar Awards program was developed in an effort to attract and retain the strongest journalism and mass communication...

Members of Kent State’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter pose for a photo after the chapter was named winner of the 2014 Outstanding Chapter award at PRSSA’s National Conference in Washington, D.C. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) named Kent State University the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Chapter award at its National Conference in Washington, D.C. PRSSA, a national organization composed of students interested in public relations and communications nationwide, presents the Outstanding Chapter award to one chapter...

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Dave Foster instructing students during a lighting lecture in his Video for Still Photographers class. Photo taken by Tyler Hill. The largest single gift ever made to Kent State University to fund only scholarships will transform the Photojournalism program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC). Wallace (Wally) Hagedorn, took one photojournalism class at Kent State 73 years ago and was forever changed. He was so impressed with the class he took while still...