Social Media

Gerald H. Read Center for International & Intercultural Education
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Jeannette Reyes

Kent State alumna Jeannette Reyes, ’12, uses TikTok for fun outside of her television anchor responsibilities at FOX 5 Washington, D.C. Last October, Reyes posted a video with her husband using their “anchor talk” voices to decide on choices for dinner. She never expected her video to gain so much momentum.

Kent State student doing homework

Researchers Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., and Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., from Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services suspected a relationship between boredom and social media use but wondered about cause and effect. Does social media use cause boredom? Or does boredom cause social media use? To answer these questions, they designed an experiment.

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Bryan Webb’s job as a digital producer and social media manager for the Ty Bentli Show begins each day before the sun comes up. He brings the show to listeners via social media and has the opportunity to work and broadcast from events like the CMA Awards in Nashville and the ACM Awards in Las Vegas.

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Global Social Media Strategist, Fortune Brand's Global Plumbing Group
Major: Communication Studies

Celebration! Dan Armelli is doused with champagne during the Washington Nationals Oct. 15 celebration of winning the National League pennant.

As the champagne flowed Oct. 15 in the clubhouse of the National League Champion Washington Nationals, there was a Kent State University connection in the middle of the frenzy that capped the team’s first trip to the World Series.