Social Media

As the champagne flowed Oct. 15 in the clubhouse of the National League Champion Washington Nationals, there was a Kent State University connection in the middle of the frenzy that capped the team’s first trip to the World Series. “It’s just an unbelievable time, and I’m so grateful I’m here,” said Dan Armelli less than 24 hours after...

A mix of faculty and students from the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) will present their latest research during the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 24 to 28 in Prague. With more than 80 percent of its global communication faculty presenting papers and several other...

Jeffrey Child, Ph.D., an associate professor in the School of Communication Studies, will lead a student-career development webinar at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 titled, “Operation Social Media Clean Up,” as part of the “You’re Hired! Tips for Getting the Job” series offered by McGraw-Hill Education. Child will share best practices on...

Assistant Professor for the School of Communication Studies Yesim Kaptan, Ph.D., published a chapter in the book, From Tahrir Square to Ferguson: Social Networks As Facilitators of Social Networks.   Written by Juliette Dee, Kaptan co-authored the chapter, “Laughing with Tear Gas in Our Eyes: Use of Satirical...

The session entitled, “Celebrity social media and parasocial relationships: The role of social presence,” will be presented by assistant professor for the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University Jihyun Kim on Friday, May 5. Kim will present research findings related to her personal and academic interests about celebrities’...

The tenth YouToo Social Media Conference has confirmed its keynote speakers, bringing Disney digital media powerhouse Greg Josken and digital branding expert Juntae DeLane to headline the milestone conference. Josken, digital marketing and social media manager for the Disney Theatrical Group, will open the conference as the morning speaker on...

April 14 event postponed. To be rescheduled for Fall 2017. Erin Hollenbaugh, Ph.D., associate professor and program coordinator for the School of Communication Studies (COMM) at Kent State Stark, will lead COMM’s third spring colloquium Friday, April 14, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Rm. 109 of the Art Building, In the session, entitled “Privacy...

Gretchen Dworznik, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will lead the School of Communication Studies’ (COMM) second spring colloquium Friday, March 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Rm. 109 of the Art Building. In the session, entitled “Mourning broadcast: Social media use following the WDBJ shooting,”...

The School of Communication Studies will host its fall Colloquium Series beginning Friday, Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall, Room 312/314. The series will kick off with a presentation from assistant professor, Michael Beam, titled, “Resisting the Filter Bubble: Examining the Positive Impact of Using Social Media for Reading and Sharing Online...

Kent State University School of Communication Studies assistant professor Jihyun Kim, Ph.D. recently collaborated with Gachon University associate professor Hayeon Song, Ph.D. on a study titled “Celebrity’s self-disclosure on Twitter and parasocial relationships: A mediating role of social presence.”   According to Kim, currently, most...