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The new Signal Akron newsroom in Akron, Ohio is brimming with Kent State journalism graduates.

When longtime Kent State University journalism professor Susan Zake decided to pursue a new career with the non-profit online news source, Signal Akron, she made a hiring list from the many Kent State graduates she had mentored over her 17-year career.

A student journalist with a TV camera and a photo of a small town street

Three Kent State students were recognized among the best in collegiate journalism for the 2023-24 academic year, placing in the Hearst Journalism Awards competition, also known as the “Pulitzer Prize of Collegiate Journalism.” 

Alumna Lauren Worley in a factory surrounded by shiny aluminum sheets

Lauren B. Worley, '01, kickstarted her professional journey in public service and currently spearheads communications for Tampax at Procter & Gamble, the global leader in consumer goods.

student film posters

Short films from two Kent State digital media production students and three alumni will be shown this year at the 13th annual Short. Sweet. Film Fest., which takes place Feb. 28-March 3 at Atlas Cinemas Shaker in Cleveland, Ohio. Digital Media Production Associate Professor Scott Hallgren also will moderate a panel discussion at the event.

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. 

Students reading Student Media materials

Kent State Student Media’s advertising and marketing team earned numerous honors from the College Media Business and Advertising Managers’ (CMBAM) annual advertising awards, including distinction as the third-best “Media Company of the Year.” 

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Sophie Young reports in East Palestine

A year after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, the consequences are still unfolding, but as national media have moved onto covering other stories, a news gap has emerged. Four Kent State journalism seniors have been filling that gap.

Sophia Sainato sitting at desk

When students graduate, they’re often expected to use industry-standard equipment immediately as they step into their first jobs. Thanks to the Student Resource Lab (SRL) in Franklin Hall, they’ll have had plenty of practice in the classroom before graduating. 

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). 

Sound production student

Kent State Media and Journalism assistant professor talks to WFMJ Youngstown’s “21 News at 5” about the opportunities for women in the film industry today, following the record-breaking success of woman-directed Barbie movie.