Public Relations

Ad and PR students posing

Real-world experience holds immense importance in the dynamic landscape of education. At Kent State University, class partnerships serve as vital conduits for students to immerse themselves in practical applications of their learning.

School of Media and Journalism
Michele Ewing instructs a class

How often do you interact with artificial intelligence (AI) each day? Do you communicate with a chatbot for customer service? Does your fitness tracker remind you to move? Do you receive product recommendations based on previous purchases? Do you use AI to help you with school or work? As a public relations professor, I’m studying the ethical use of AI in the public relations field and guiding my students to ethically use AI tools.

Headshots of Dan Gerbracht, Kristyn Hibbett, Steve Albert (left to right)

Behind the big moments in sports that bring cities, families and friends together are sports media professionals. We caught up with three Kent State alumni who share their advice, favorite moments and how sports have enriched their lives and careers. 

Photo of PR program

Kent State University's undergraduate public relations program has once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence, receiving re-certification from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). 

Senior Capstone Course with Rick Batyko

Kent State alumnus Richard Batyko, M.A., ’12, has committed his life and career to making the world, specifically Greater Cleveland, a better place. This year, he and the YMCA of Greater Cleveland (for which he serves as Chief Marketing Officer) are working with Kent State University advertising and public relations seniors in the capstone class, Campaigns in Advertising and Public Relations, to raise awareness about the organization's mission.

Bateman Gold team members

With fake news running rampant across the country, organizations like the News Literacy Project are on a mission to create better informed, more engaged and more empowered individuals. This spring, Kent State public relations students earned national recognition for their work creating a campaign that advanced this non-profit’s mission. 

Students and faculty at PRSSA Conference

Kent State’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Kent) Chapter won three national awards, including the prestigious Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for University Service. The national award was announced during the Awards Ceremony Brunch at the International Public Relations Student Society Conference in Dallas on Nov. 14, 2022.

Alumna Brandi Neloms

Brandi Neloms, '09, is Chief Strategy Officer and co-owner of Sipping Black Only, a business dedicated to driving equity for Black founders in the beverage industry.