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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,...

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Mary Beth Tinker, who was at the center of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on student rights, will visit Kent State University as part of a nationwide civics education tour to American high schools and colleges on Tuesday, Oct. 1to share her personal story and the significance of the Court's decision with its declaration in 1969 that...

Undergraduate students across campus can now learn about the technology that has made smart phones such a success in a new course titled “Be Smarter Than Your Phone.” John West, trustees research professor in Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute created the course based on his career in science and technology. West is teaching...

When journalism professor Ann Schierhorn was a high school student at Florida State University School in 1966, she knew she was witnessing a story that needed to be told. Her classmates Keith Neyland and Mahlon C. Rhaney, Jr. were the first African American students to desegregate the formerly all-white university high school.   Three years...

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A group of Brazilian students from Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) are visiting Kent State University this month to work on multimedia storytelling projects focused on American media and culture.   JMC assistant professorMitch McKenney is helping Brazilian professors organize the trip. McKenney taught International...

Celebrities are followed by the paparazzi, have minimal privacy and are constantly in the public eye, yet they still want and need fans and attention. That attention, in the form of entertainment media ethics, is the focus of this year’s Poynter Kent State University Media Ethics Workshop, “That’s Entertainment?” The ninth annual event will...

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The College Media Association (CMA) announced the finalists for the 2013 Pinnacle Awards, and TV2 KSU is included in four categories: Best Television Newscast, for the March 2013 broadcast that featured breaking news of a United States Senate vote to prevent the shutdown of the Federal Government, as well as a live segment with JMC students...

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Summer commencement marks two significant milestones for our School:  This is the largest group of master’s students ever to graduate from JMC, and this is the first time more graduate students than undergraduate students will receive diplomas. "This summer's graduating class of master’s students spans a diverse group not just in terms of...

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The photographs of Dave LaBelle, director of photojournalism at JMC, will be featured in “Above the Fold: The Photographers of the The Chanute Tribune,” an exhibit at The Chanute Art Gallery in Chanute,  Kansas. The exhibit runs from September 3 through September 28. The show will draw from the early and current work of the distinguished...

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Changes in the business model of The Plain Dealer – including significant reductions in newsroom staff and home delivery – brought WEWS Channel 5 to the JMC newsroom at the end of July to speak with journalism students Christina Bucciere and Rebecca Reis and JMC Director Thor Wasbotten about the future of journalism. Watch their...