Dix Media Ethics Lecture

The Dix Media Ethics Lecture was established in 2018 through a generous gift by Janet and David Dix. The endowment gift of $100,000 launched an annual spring lecture on campus featuring nationally recognized figures discussing critical issues in media ethics, furthering enhancing the school’s national reputation as a leader in the field.

David Dix is the former publisher of the Kent Record-Courier, a position he held since 1974. The newspaper was started in 1898 by his grandfather and great-grandfather. He also published weekly newspapers in the surrounding communities, served on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Newspaper Association including two years as president and has been a committed supporter of Kent State University. Janet Dix is a counseling psychologist at Western Reserve Psychological Associates. She received her bachelor’s degree in English, her master’s degree in higher education and her doctorate in counseling psychology – all from Kent State.

Upcoming Lecture: March 5, 2024

Author and journalist Sam Quinones will share his journey and lessons in media ethics with Kent State students and the community at the fourth annual David and Janet Dix Lecture in Media Ethics at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2024

Past speakers