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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...

Confusion over Climate survey title

Jessica Barone April 4, 2016

Kent students are encouraged to take the Kent State Climate Survey but its ambiguous title has left many students confused.The climate survey is a way for Kent State to talk to all its stakeholders and...

What’s ethics got to do with it?

Jessica Darling February 25, 2015

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication will present “A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power and Jayson Blair at the New York Times” on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Franklin Hall First...

Photo Illustration by Rachael LeGoubin

Kent ranks #42 in Wallet Hub’s “Best College Town”

Felicia Guadagni January 13, 2015

Situated along the Cuyahoga River in Portage County, in an area just shy of 10-square-miles, lies the city of Kent and the university that bears its name. Currently home to more than 28,000 students,...

Candidates announced for the new JMC Student Media Director position

Julia Kerchenski November 6, 2014

A Kent State committee has narrowed the search for a new student media director to four candidates.The candidates are: Judith Riedl, adviser and general manager of the student newspaper and its related...

Associate Lecturer Traci Williams speaks at the Diversity Redefined event in the First Energy Room, October 22, 2014.

JMC students and faculty discuss issues of race and diversity in the media

Kaitlin Siegel October 22, 2014

Faculty and students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) met the night of Wednesday, Oct. 22 to discuss the changing state of diversity and race in the media and in the world, at...

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Commentary: ESPN, MAC contract case closer to being cracked, but remains unsolved

Richie Mulhall October 8, 2014

Is the ESPN, MAC contract a secret?I asked this question when I requested a copy of the new 13-year, more than $100 million contract between ESPN and the Mid-American Conference from all six of the Ohio...

Professor Jan Leach discusses what makes a photograph newsworthy and ethical to be released to the public at the Terrorism and the Media conference Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

JMC facilitates conversation on terrorism and media

Gabrielle Martinez September 10, 2014

This year marks the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication presented an open forum titled, “Terrorism and the Media,” to give Kent State students a global...

Students set to learn new advances in data journalism this September

Elizabeth Randolph August 27, 2014

The 10th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop will take place on Thursday, Sept. 18.This year’s workshop, “Data Minefields”, will explore the topic of data journalism and the ethics surrounding...

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