School of Journalism and Mass 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,...

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is back at Kent State and quickly gaining new ground.  NABJ Kent is an organization of journalists, students and media professionals that encourages students of color to work in student media. NABJ membership is open to all JMC students and majors, and to all Kent State students who are...

Applications Accepted from Dec. 1 to February 1. To attract and retain the strongest journalism and mass communication students in the nation, JMC is introducing a financial award program specifically designed for first-time freshmen entering our School in fall semester 2014. The Promising Scholar Awards will provide $2,000 a year, renewable for...

JMC students are encouraged to attend an information session with Dr. Trevor Brown, Professor Emeritus  and retired Dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism, who will visit JMC from Nov. 12-14, as part of JMC’s reaccreditation process. Dr. Brown is a member of the Accrediting Committee of the Accrediting Council on Education in...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

The culture of coal mining. The process of hydraulic fracturing. The impact  on a community. These are the themes explored in “The Fracturing of Greene County,” a gallery showing by Jacob Byk, a junior visual journalism major, and Daniel Moore, a senior news major, that will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in the FirstEnergy...

For the second year in a row, 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. “The Agenda,” TV2’s topical comedy-satire show, also won “Best TV Entertainment Program.”  Overall, TV2 was a...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

The faculty-led Diversity and Globalization Committee will form a student advisory board, the Student Voice Team (SVT), in early November to help advance JMC’s diversity and globalization goals and to ensure that student views and concerns are heard. SVT members will include representatives from each class level (from freshmen through graduate...

It was an evening of introductions, recognition and exhibition. The 2013 Freshman Welcome and Photography Awards brought undergraduate photojournalism students and faculty, Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton, CCI DeanStan Wearden and JMC Director Thor Wasbotten to JMC’s third-floor exhibit space and FirstEnergy Auditorium on...

Ten students from the College of Communication and Information (CCI), including three students from JMC  and seven from the School of Communication Studies, are the first “Prague Freedom Foundation Scholars.”  These students, along with JMC ProfessorCandace Perkins Bowenand Communication Studies ProfessorCatherine Goodall, took part in...

JMC celebrated the outstanding achievements of five alumni and one extraordinary “friend” at its annual Alumni Awards and Friends Reception and Ceremony on October 4. JMC alumni, faculty, staff, students, as well as family, friends and colleagues of the award recipients, were on hand for the evening celebration hosted by Thor Wasbotten,...