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Journalism professor Jeff Fruit is the current interim director for School of Library and Information Science. The school is currently searching for a new director, after the former director resigned last year.

JMC change to MDJ creates more inclusive school name

Auston Monigold Reporter March 4, 2021

The history of media at Kent State reached a new milestone when the School of Journalism and Mass Communication changed its name to the School of Media and Journalism, becoming more inclusive to its umbrella...

A true Kent State legacy: E. Timothy Moore

Gianna DaPra TV2 Reporter February 3, 2021

As Black History Month begins, the loss of a true legacy at Kent State and the Black community will not be forgotten.  Kent state alumni and highly recognized professor E. Timothy Moore died earlier...

Michael Weber on MTVs Amazingness.

KentWired’s Q&A with winner of MTV’s ‘Amazingness,’ Michael Weber

Henry Palattella January 19, 2018

The following is a Q&A with junior advertising student Michael Weber, who recently won the $10,000 grand prize on an episode of MTV’s “Amazingness.”KentWired: With “Amazingness,” how did...

JMC conversation examines how to manage stress in college

Lauren Garczynski November 30, 2017

Managing stress that comes with college life was the theme of the panel conversation hosted by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Wednesday.The “Stress is Not a Stigma” event was a continuation...

Gary Hanson helps student Jon Jankowski edit a video in 2013. 

Long-standing Kent State journalism professor dies

Lydia Taylor May 19, 2017

Gary Hanson, an emeritus professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication known for his dedication to students, died Thursday following a long battle with cancer.“Gary was a mentor to me...

Traci Williams, senior lecturer in Kent States School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Shanice Dunning, a Channel 19 reporter; Amanda Leu, a coordinator in the College of Communication and Information Office of Academic Diversity Outreach; and Lorraine Schuchart, CEO of Prosper for Purpose, discuss the Breaking Down Barriers discussion at Franklin Hall on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

JMC discussion panel breaks barriers

Linda Stocum April 12, 2017

Diversity, how it is defined and how it is applied in both everyday life and media was discussed at the Journalism and Mass Communication panel event Wednesday."It is their story, not your story," Amanda...

Jan Leach, Journalism and Mass Communication associate professor; Michael Hawkins, resident librarian; and Rekha Sharma, Communications Studies assistant professor answer questions during the “Fighting Fake News” panel discussion in the KIVA on Monday, April 3, 2017.

Kent State faculty weighs in on ‘fake news’

Molly Spillman, Lyric Aquino April 3, 2017

Prevalence of fake news and the ongoing scrutiny of journalists and their credibility were the topics of discussion at the "Fighting Fake News" panel event in the KIVA on Monday.“Fighting Fake News,”...

JMC finalizes plans for new Rolling Stone course

Molly Spillman March 27, 2017

With registration for Kent State's upcoming fall semester starting Monday, the faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) are putting the final touches on the new Rolling Stone magazine...

JMC and Rock Hall collaborate on new Rolling Stone course

Molly Spillman March 21, 2017

The 50th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine will be celebrated and examined in a new class being offered through Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication this fall.“Music, Movements...

Matt Carroll, former reporter for the Boston Globe and member of the Spotlight team, Kim Garchar, associate professor of philosophy, Jim Crutchfield, former president and publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal, and Thor Wasbotten, direction of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication answer questions as apart of a panel discussing ethics of investigative journalism after screening the film Spotlight during their “Media at the Movies” event on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Kent State shines ‘Spotlight’ on ethics

Molly Spillman March 7, 2017

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) hosted its third annual Media at the Movies night in Franklin Hall on Tuesday.During the event, students and faculty viewed the movie “Spotlight”...

Guest speaker and Communications Director for Homeland Security Susan Phalen speaks during the JMC Convo: Navigating the Noise Thursday, Feb. 23. “I read a lot of outlets and triangulate news to navigate noise. We’re all sitting in this room but we see news differently,” Phalen said.

JMC discusses public communication in fractious times

Molly Spillman February 23, 2017

Communicating efficiently in times of crisis was the theme of the second panel conversation of the semester hosted by the school of Journalism and Mass Communication.“A public communicator has to be...

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IdeaBase experiments with virtual reality technology

Molly Spillman February 21, 2017

Since September, Kent State's IdeaBase has been incorporating virtual reality equipment into their design firm and have enhanced student portfolios by teaching them specialized and unique skills.IdeaBase...

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