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College of Communication & Information

Emily Metzgar photo with Jargon overlay

As I watch the calendar turn to September, I’m finding it hard to believe that the Fall 2022 semester marks the start of my third year at Kent State University. For the last two years, much of what we’ve been doing at the School of Media and Journalism could be described as moving from one urgent issue to another. Speaking with colleagues in higher education around the country, I hear the same thing. There’s been little time to focus on anything more than just the day to day. To wit: Masks or no masks? Remote or in person? Events or no events? Regular seating or limited seating? Refreshments...

Jacqueline Marino

Kent State journalism Professor Jacqueline Marino spent her fall 2021 sabbatical learning the techniques of audio storytelling. While developing new skills, she reported on the rural doctor shortage in America for WKSU. The piece she produced, “The Rural Doctor Is In,” is now the winner of two national journalism awards: The Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary (small market division) First place in the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) Short Documentary category, Division B Read and Listen to the Story         ...

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Tara Conley and Kaatie Cooper

The School of Media and Journalism (MDJ) at Kent State is pleased to welcome two new full-time faculty members for the 2022-23 academic year in the areas of media diversity and studies, and multimedia/video production and documentaries. Tara Conley, Ed.D., and Kathryn Cooper, Ph.D., are joining the faculty as assistant professors. This fall, Conley will teach Media, Power and Culture and Managing Media Diversity, and Cooper will teach Digital Video Editing and Production II. “We’re so pleased to welcome these two accomplished scholars and educators to MDJ,” says MDJ Director Emily Metzga...

SPJ Winner Kelly Krabill

Recent Kent State journalism graduate Kelly Krabill’s online broadcast feature on urban farming recently was named the National Winner by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Krabill, who graduated in May 2022, worked on the piece for WKSU as part of NewsLab, an initiative that links students in the School of Media and Journalism with professional media partners in Northeast Ohio. She earned the national award in SPJ’s Broadcast/Online Feature Videography category. Watch the story     “It's an honor to be recognized as a winner for the Society of Prof...