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In 1926, Franklin Hall opened as one of the original buildings on the Kent State campus. Now, it is the hi-tech home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where students get hands-on experience and hone multimedia skill sets. With its cutting edge facilities, including a collaborative student media newsroom, an HD broadcast studio, and modern video and audio editing suites, it provides a state-of-the-art education. And, it’s still evolving. Learn more here.
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students. Yet, it remains a taboo subject at many universities, underreported and undiscussed. Universities are not required to report the number of suicides or suicide attempts on their campuses. Student media outlets often decline to identify student suicides as such, leaving campus communities to speculate. Instead of examining suicide as a societal problem, student suicides are regarded as private tragedies.
During the Spring 2013 semester, 21 students from JMC and the School of Digital Science, all members of the Web Programming for Multimedia Journalism course, examined the complex issue of college suicide on the website Campus Lifeline: A Report on College Suicide. Through original, in-depth articles
Kent State's Bateman Blue team places 2nd in National PR Competition
Fantastic breaking news: A team of our PR students has placed second in the Public Relations Student Society of America's national and highly competitive Bateman Award case study competition on anti-bullying. Eighty university teams entered the competition; 68 submitted casebooks in March; and our team advanced over 65 of these schools to the final round, eventually winning second place. Amazing work!
We congratulate all PR students who entered this prestigious competition and especially members of our nationally ranked "Bateman Blue" team, all of them senior PR majors: Kirsten Bowers, Wezley Garlick, Mary Kate Garvey, Caitlin Potts, and Lyndsey Sager. We also thank and congratulate their faculty adviser, Professor Tim Roberts, and their professional adviser, Erin Orsini, a 2012 KSU PR grad who works at True Digital Strategies.
JMC gains two new endowed scholarships
Fifty-one students won a record-setting $64,000 in endowed scholarships and gifts and were honored at JMC’s annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony during Student Success Week.
Twenty juniors and seniors were inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA), the national honor society for journalism and mass communication, and a senior electronic media major was honored as JMC’s top scholar at a ceremony held during Student Success Week.
JMC is completing its most successful year ever in national journalism and communication competitions, and students who earned national recognition were honored at an award ceremony on Tuesday evening, as part of Student Success Week.
Seventy-three CCI students. Fifty recruiters from 25 companies. One room, one afternoon. Hundreds of connections. These were the vital statistics of CCI’s JobExpo2013 – Kent State’s first job and internship fair specifically for juniors and seniors from every undergraduate degree program in COMM, JMC and VCD. JobExpo2013, held on April 26 at The Ritz-Carlton in Cleveland, attracted an impressive array of regional employers, including national advertising agencies, integrated marketing communication agencies, TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, healthcare insurers, banks, national corporations, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
JMC student journalists and student media outlets continue to earn regional awards in the most award-winning academic year in JMC’s history.
Daniel Moore, a junior majoring in newspaper journalism, is one of 24 student journalists from 12 universities around the country conducting a national investigative reporting project on post-9/11 veterans as part of the Carnegie-Knight News21 in-depth journalism program. Moore is the first JMC student to be awarded a prestigious News21 Fellowship. News21 is headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
JMC students won five of seven Akron Press Club scholarships this year. Four JMC students have been selected for scholarships in memory of longtime Akron Beacon Journal Editor John S. Knight and public relations professional Ludel Sauvageot; a fifth has been selected for a $3,000 Akron Press Club scholarship. This year’s Knight scholars are Kathryn Coduto, Lydia Coutré and Tyler Pina of Kent State and each receives a $3,000 scholarship. The Sauvageot scholar, who also receives $3,000, is Kirsten Bowers of Kent State, and Carrie Blazina of Kent State has been selected by the Press Club for a $3,000 scholarship.
Students and staff of Student Media’s advertising staff traveled to San Diego last week for the annual College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers convention.
This year was the 41st National CNBAM convention. Students and staff spent time in sessions focusing on new digital concepts, social media, design and the changing look of college student media departments.
The students participated in the student media competition and placed third in the nation for the Best Print Ad Campaign. Student Sales Manager Paul Gimmel finished fourth in the nation for Best Sales Manager.
The Ball State University Department of Journalism presented associate professor Candace Perkins Bowen with the 2013 Indiana Scholastic Journalism award at its annual conference earlier this month. Bowen is also the director for the Center for Scholastic Journalism.
Congratulations to our deserving students who received one of this year's JMC scholarships.
What We Do
Congratulations to our talented student media staff who have taken home several industry awards during 2011-2012. Here are some of the highlights of their award-winning work.