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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The Taliban has taken over much of Afghanistan. American troops are still working to evacuate the capital city, Kabul.

An Afghan Kent State student fears for safety of family in Afghanistan

Abigail Bottar WKSU August 23, 2021

As the United States military continues to withdraw from Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans already in the U.S. are watching in horror. Noorulbari Mal is a master’s student studying journalism at Kent...

OPINION: So long as college is necessary, it should be affordable

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer May 6, 2021

Right now, many of my fellow Kent State students are currently in the process of working out exactly how to get enrolled in classes this fall (or possibly summer) and how exactly to get these classes paid...

Kelly Krabill began taking street portraits during her time at Youngstown State University. She worked on the series for a few years and wanted to tell a visual story of each person in the image.

OPINION: How photography led me to a journalism career

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer April 23, 2021

The bulletin boardIn 2007, I spent many hours at Youngstown State University dodging and burning my pictures in the color darkroom. I can still remember the room’s appearance. When entering the lab,...

OPINION: The benefits of opinion columns

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer April 8, 2021

If you’ve ever read one of my columns on KentWired and thought to yourself, "Why on earth does that guy write columns?", today is your lucky day. Or maybe unlucky. Probably unlucky. Writing columns...

Sam Harper is the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s new vice president of data intelligence and technology.

Second Kent State alumnus hired at small colorectal cancer nonprofit organization

Zoë Blank Reporter March 9, 2021

A small organization of only 45 people in Washington, D.C., now employs two Kent State alumni.The Colorectal Cancer Alliance recently hired Kent State alumnus Sam Harper as the vice president of data intelligence...

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...

Brennan poses with Anne Lamotts author photo on the back of a copy of Bird by Bird.

OPINION: Leave politics out of this? No thanks.

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer February 10, 2021

I didn’t used to be a political person. Ten years ago, as an undergraduate in college, I idolized the author Anne Lamott for her writing about spirituality. I bristled, however, any time she veered...

OPINION: How studying abroad changed me

I have never worked harder for anything in my life. I have never gotten straight A's until I was a senior in high school. I studied day and night, non-stop. I even had tutors outside of school. I didn’t...

OPINION: First-generation college student becomes Kent State professor

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer November 4, 2020

Last semester I was sitting in the second row of my media, power and culture class while professor Chance York, Ph.D. taught on that week’s chapter: portrayals of economic class in media. And I learned...

Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN ,speaks in Franklin Hall room 340 as part of the David and Janet Dix Media Ethics Lecture on Thurs., Feb. 28, 2019.

CNN correspondent discusses fake news, ethics of journalists as part of lecture series

Olivia Herold February 28, 2019

Brian Stelter, a CNN senior media correspondent, told Kent State students and faculty about bringing trust back in the era of fake news.Stelter, host of the CNN show "Reliable Sources," spoke to room full...

CNN’s Brian Stelter to visit Franklin Hall

Olivia Herold February 24, 2019

Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" will speak at the first annual David and Janet Dix Media Ethics Lecture on Thursday.The event will be held by Kent...

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REFLECTION: The outsider’s personality

Sony Ton-Aime January 30, 2019

The other day, a journalism student stopped me and asked to take my picture. It was a class assignment, and she asked me three questions but said that I only needed to answer one. I agreed to smile for...

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