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Deggans presented one source of his research, Slavery by Another Name, to support how history is important to better understand media racism Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.

Ethics expert, TV critic speaks about racism in media

Brady Warmbein Reporter February 12, 2020

Opposing racism and its disrespectful terms is more complicated than it seems, a TV critic for NPR told the audience at the second annual David and Janet Dix Lecture in Media Ethics Tuesday. “White...

Marino teaches feature writing and business of publishing. 

JMC Professor Jacqueline Marino wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Katie Thompson Teaching reporter November 10, 2019

When journalism professor Jacqueline Marino spent the semester as part of Kent State’s Washington Program in National Issues, she knew she was meant to be a journalist. Marino teaches in the School...

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Our View: Our work matters too

September 29, 2019

When the news broke over the resignation of President Donald Trump’s Ukrainian envoy, all eyes turned to Arizona State’s student newspaper. The breaking news wasn’t discovered by a national newspaper...

OUR VIEW: Sparking coverage of the Amazon fires

Editorial Board August 25, 2019

The first time we read about the Amazon rainforest fires last week, it was not through platforms we expected like CNN, CBS or the New York Times. We read most of the information on Twitter and Facebook....

Schultz listens as one of her students in her feature writing class pitches a profile story in class Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

Kent State’s Pulitzer Prize-winning professional-in-residence may be the next First Lady

Valerie Royzman March 4, 2019

Editor’s note: A little more than three years ago, Connie Schultz came to Kent State to teach journalism. In that time, no profiles focusing on her work here were written. I didn’t know Connie, but...

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Distinguished journalist Dan Rather to speak at May 4

Lydia Taylor January 25, 2018

 Journalist Dan Rather will speak at Kent State Friday, May 4 for the Presidential Speaker Series, according to a Kent State press release.“His presentation is in collaboration with the College of Communication...

Annual Robert G. McGruder Lecture to award former NBC journalist

Samantha Karam September 25, 2016

Paula Madison, a former NBC journalist and executive, will be honored at the 13th Annual Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Lecture and Award Program at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday in the KIVA.“(She) was one...

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ISIS beheadings spark fear in young journalists

Nathan Havenner September 10, 2014

A global conversation about violence against journalists began when footage of an American journalist’s execution at the hands of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria surfaced on Aug....

Byron Pitts, ABC national news anchor, speaks to an audience about the importance of embracing diversity in todays society in the Kiva, Monday, March 31, 2014. Pitts was awarded the 2014 Robert G. McGruder Lecture Award.

ABC News correspondent honored at McGruder Lecture

Reaching the audience through diversity was the message given by ABC News correspondent Byron Pitts at the 11th annual Robert G. McGruder Guest Lecture as he received the Distinguished Guest Lecture Award.“In...

Guest Column: Joe McGinniss’ tireless pursuit of the good story

John Timpane March 18, 2014

Joe McGinniss, the former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist who died last week at 71 of prostate cancer, was a bridge between two eras of journalism. His reporting was the brash, incisive work of a 20th-century...

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