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Photo of East Palestine cloud of smoke

Kent State student journalists will continue to report on the aftermath of the Feb. 3 East Palestine train derailment disaster, with support from a grant from Grist and the Center for Rural Strategies. The organizations recently awarded $100,000 to newsrooms and freelance journalists around the country to carry out rural reporting proje...

Headshot of Peter Bobkowski (left) and Andrea Lorenz (right)

As a new academic year begins, the School of Media and Journalism is pleased to welcome two new faculty members. Meet Peter Bobkowski and Andrea Lorenz! Peter Bobkowski Peter Bobkowski joins the faculty as the new Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism and Professor. He is an expert on scholastic journalism and most recently ...

Left: Anthony Scilla with award outside of Franklin Hall; Right: SPJ Award-winning photo by Anthony Scilla

Kent State junior Anthony Scilla was on his way across campus Dec. 2, 2022, when his Reporting professor Jacqueline Marino messaged the class saying Student Media needed all the help they could get. A massive fire had broken out at Star of the West Milling Co. building on N. Water Street in Kent, and they needed reporters and photographers...

Students hosting Emmys backstage show

As television news professionals from the region gathered for the Central Great Lakes Regional Emmy Awards gala over the summer, Kent State Media and Journalism (MDJ) students “ran the show” behind the scenes. The annual event, which took place June 17, 2023, celebrates industry excellence, recognizing television news professionals from...