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School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Westlake Reed Leskosky is the architect and engineer for the renovation and major expansion of Franklin Hall into Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This creates a state of the art facility that exposes students to the working world of mass media: print, radio, internet, and teleproduction. The renovated Franklin Hall houses faculty offices and various convergence labs: technical media rooms where information in all formats is collected and disseminated, including a new state of the art television studio, master control and edit rooms, nonlinear editing, and the campus television newsroom. The existing building and the addition create a gateway to the campus, and link the campus to the surrounding town.