School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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.

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 Daily Kent Stater (DKS) received first place among college daily newspapers in the 2014 Ohio’s Best Journalism Competition.

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 December 2013 issue.

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."

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.

Kaitlynn LeBeau

In the Best Print Feature Story category: Grant Engle received first place for “Behind Those Haze

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.

Fox 8 Cleveland News Co-anchor Wayne D. Dawson, ’79, and JMC’s Coordinator for Career ServicesJohn Butte will be recognized as broadcast pioneers when they are inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Lower Great Lakes Region this Saturday.

With its latest fifth-place finish in the national Hearst Multimedia News Competition, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University is tied for fifth place in the overall multimedia rankings to date, with final intercollegiate winners to be named in April. This is the highest ranking that JMC has achieved in the six years that Hearst has offered the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition.

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, TV2’s topical comedy-satire show, also won Best TV Entertainment Program.