School of Journalism and Mass Communication

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Director of Student Media School of Journalism and Mass Communication Kent State University, Kent, Ohio The Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for our director of student media.  We seek an outstanding and visionary leader who is able to set a strategic direction for and manage our...

Data breaches that compromise accounts and invade privacy occur almost daily.  Universities are in a unique position to educate their students, faculty and staff about the importance of securing their own data and online identities.  The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University will host Big Data & Privacy (BDP)...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

JMC professors Wendy Wardell, Stephanie Smith, Jan Leach and Joe Murray will offer their perspectives and examine the moral, ethical and business implications on advertising, public relations, digital media and journalism, as well as what it means for students entering the workforce. JMC Director Thor Wasbotten will moderate the discussion...

A civil rights exhibit created by Kent State University Professor Ann Schierhorn and featuring photography by Kent State Lecturer David LaBelle has won a national Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. The exhibit “They Led the Way” chronicles the stories of eight students who desegregated the public schools...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Senior public relations major Endya Watson presented a research project focused on Hofstede’s Cultural Dimension and Global Public Relations Practice as part of the Kent State’s McNair Scholars Program. The McNair Scholars Program, a federal initiative started in 1986, aims to prepare first-generation, low-income undergraduate students from...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

The Daily Kent Stater (DKS) received first place among college daily newspapers in the 2014 Ohio’s Best Journalism Competition. Presented collaboratively by The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland chapters, the awards honor journalists who fulfill the SPJ mission: defense of the First Amendment,...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

The Burr won first and second place in the first-person category of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Magazine Division’s student magazine contest. Senior magazine journalism major Christina Bucciere received the first-place award for her article “My Upright Life,” which was featured in the...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Professor Ann Schierhorn, Lecturer David LaBelle and Althemese Barnes received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) in the 2014 Leadership in History Awards for their exhibit “They Led the Way." The Leadership in History Awards recognizes “achievement in the preservation and interpretation of...

Three JMC students took top honors in the student media section at The Press Club of Cleveland’s Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, with four first-place awards in print and TV news. In the Best Print Feature Story category: Grant Engle received first place for “Behind Those Haze l Eyes.”In the Best Print News Story 4 Year School...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Kent State University Independent Films (KSUIF) received its first Bronze Telly Award for an original JMC student-produced music video, “Freaky Love” at the 35th Annual Telly Awards. Students were advised by JMC faculty members, Associate Lecturer Traci E. Williams and Associate Professor Dave Smeltzer, but were ultimately responsible for...