School of Journalism and Mass Communication

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

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...

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photo of Prague Ten students from JMC and Communication Studies depart on August 3 for a two-week exploration of modern media and democracy in Prague, the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic. They will be accompanied by JMC Professor Candace Perkins Bowen and Communication Studies Professor Catherine Goodall.  The students spent three weeks this...

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photo of Prague A Kent State University student media “power couple” made local history as the first to be married in the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center on July 26. Nate Sargent, ’09, and Sadie Kelly, ’10, met on the second floor of Franklin Hall. The pair could be found in the business office of the Daily Kent Staterlate in the...

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photo of Prague Campus Lifeline: A College Report on Suicide, the ground-breaking student project examining college suicide, has been honored with a prestigious national award: the Associated Press Media Editors’ (APME) Innovator of the Year for College Students. APME was unanimous in its selection of Campus Lifeline for this award. This is the first time a...

Four books published by the Kent State University Press received IPPY awards during the 17th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards that took place in New York on May 29. The IPPY awards was created in 1996 to recognize books published by independent authors and publishers. Author and Kent State Associate Professor in the School of Journalism...

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After capturing several highly competitive awards for her photo illustrations, DiDonato has now been selected for the prestigiousEddie Adams Workshop, “an intense-four day gathering of the top photography professionals and 100 carefully selected students.” This is the 25th anniversary of the workshop. DiDonato’s evocative photo...

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Thirty-five teachers from 21 states in all parts of the country will get a mix of media theory and hands-on practice in Franklin Hall for two weeks July 7 – 19. They are the Fellows of the 2013 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute, planning to take what they learn back to their schools and their new or soon-to-be re-invigorated student...

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JMC students dominated the student media portion of The Press Club of Cleveland’s Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, winning seven awards in print and TV news.In the Best Print News Story category: •    Doug Brown, Frank Yonkof and Rachel Kilroy placed first for “The courting of Cope: Behind the scenes of a $1 million...

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JMC is re-imagining, re-designing, and re-launching our website - www.kent.edu/jmc* -- to provide all users with a better, simpler and more visually powerful experience. Current and future students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, future employers and friends familiar with the old site will immediately notice a new vibrancy to our web...

photo of award winners Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication student photojournalists and photojournalism instructors won 12 awards, including Best of Show, at the Ohio News Photographers Association’s (ONPA) 2012 annual contest, making 2012-2013 the most award-winning year for the school’s photojournalism program in the last 30 years....