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2nd Annual FlashLab Pitch Contest Information

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Student MediaFlashLab Innovation Pitch Contest.

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LaunchNET Recognizes Kent State Student Media at 2019 Awards and Expo.

Kent State Student Media is excited to have been recognized as the 2019 “Emerging University Partner” during LaunchNet’s annual Awards & Expo.

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2019-20 SM Leadership Interview Schedule

2019-20 - Student Media Leadership interview schedule

Listed below are the interview times for all applicants for Student Media leadership positions for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Kent State Student Media Recognized at College Media Business and Advertising Managers Annual Convention

Kent, OH-- Several members of Kent State Student Media attended the College Media Business and Advertising Managers (CMBAM) 47th annual convention in La Jolla, CA.

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Kent Stater’s Front Page Featured at Entrance of the Newseum

KENT, Ohio-- Kent State Student Media is participating in the Student Press Freedom Day, on Jan. 30, 2019, as a contributor to the year-long initiative acknowledging the work and accomplishments of student journalists around the nation.

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Kent State Student Media Appoints New Leadership Position

KENT, Ohio -- Kent State Student Media promoted Tami Bongiorni to be the Assistant Director, Student Media Sales and Client Relations from her previous role as the marketing coordinator. Now, Bongiorni’s main duties will focus on revenue, media sales, client relations and leading Student Media’s growing client services initiative.

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Flashlab Innovation Pitch Contest crowns four winners

Congratulations to the finalists and winners of the first ever Student Media FlashLab Innovation Pitch Contest. The competition ended Nov. 29 with four Kent State students sharing a prize of $1000. Each winning idea will also share up to $10,000 from the Student Media Innovation Fund in order to launch, test and maintain their ideas in the coming months.

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Inaugural FlashLab Innovation Pitch contest finalists announced

Augmented reality patches. Collaborative marketing and promotion. A safety workshop for journalists. Multi-platform episodic video content. Engaging new students in new ways.

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Spring 2019 SM leadership interviews

SPRING 2019 - Student Media Leadership interview schedule

All interviews are open meetings and will be held in 228 Franklin Hall. The Student Media Board selection subcommittee will conduct its meetings in a manner consistent with the Ohio Open Meetings Law, section 121.22 of the Revised Code.

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FlashLab Kickoff


WHAT:  Thinking innovatively should be a standard skill for all of us. Come to this event to define that term, develop skills in this area and learn to integrate innovation into your daily life. Three industry experts will lead us through an innovation discussion and coach us in a relevant small-group workshop to help us become more innovative thinkers and doers. Students can use this event to kickstart your innovative idea to enter into the Student Media Innovation Pitch Contest and win up to $1,000 for yourself and up to $10,000 to fund an innovative idea for their Student Media partner.

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FlashLab Innovation Pitch Contest

Welcome to the FlashLab Innovation Pitch Contest. 

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Discover. Develop. Disrupt.

Welcome to the Student Media FlashLab. 

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Kent State Student Media joins WAUPM

Kent State Student Media is now a member of WAUPM! The Western Association of University Publication Managers is a group comprised of only 35 leading student media organizations across the nation. After receiving our second invitation to the annual conference in Philadelphia in spring 2018, we were extended an invitation to join as a full member. This membership is a testament to the amazing work of our students.

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Student Media and our friends believe in smashing goals

For the first time ever, Kent State Student Media participated in KSU’s Giving Tuesday fundraiser in November. And our modest (but optimistic) expectations were surpassed in spades with the help of 156 supporters, who raised $10,121 for our students. Our goal was $4,000. The money raised will go directly to the media groups and be used for such things as student salaries, travel to conferences, and to boost innovation among many other things. We appreciate the generous support from the friends of Student Media.

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The Burr earns national accolades, named 'Best Student Magazine'

The Burr Magazine, Kent State’s general interest student magazine, was named the best student magazine in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Kent State also earned national finalist status in two categories in SPJ’s annual national Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

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