The Monday Memo is the weekly newsletter of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. It is sent to journalism faculty, staff, students and alumni who have requested it. 

J-School Generations 2018
Mark your calendars for J-School Generations on Sept. 27-28! J-School Generations is a unique event that connects alumni, students and faculty for two days of learning, networking, making new connections and fun.

Register for J-School Generations games
Teams for trivia and other games are being assembled for the annual J-School Generations, set for Sept. 27-28 at Stauffer-Flint Hall. The games portion of the two-day event will be 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Sept. 28 in the Clarkson Gallery. Voice of the Jayhawks and J-School alumnus Brian Hanni will provide play-by-play for the miniature basketball contest. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams to benefit the organizations they represent. J-School alumni will also join the students. Traditionally, the following groups have formed teams: The Ad Club, The Agency, J-School Ambassadors, KJHK, KUJH-TV, Media Crossroads, PRSSA Club, University Daily Kansan, UDK Advertising and independent. Please forward your team information (no more than eight students per team) to Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator, at by Sept. 21. If one organization wants to form two teams, we can accommodate. Include your first and last name, year in school, hometown and email.

You may RSVP for the all of the events, including J-Talk and round-robin networking here.
Research and presentations
Assistant Professor Teri Finneman will discuss her co-authored work, "Sexism on the Set: Gendered Expectations of TV Broadcasters in a Social Media World," at the Online News Association conference in Austin, Texas, next month.
Student news and opportunities
New flex rooms for students, faculty and staff

The J-School worked over the summer to increase the amount of collaborative spaces available in Stauffer-Flint Hall. Rooms 316, 210A, 109, and 305 are now available for students, faculty or staff to reserve for meetings, collaboration, discussion and study. Download these instructions on reserving the rooms.

Students visit News-Press
Students from the University Daily Kansan, KUJH-TV and The Agency and several J-School faculty members visited the News-Press Now converged newsroom on Friday, Aug. 24. The group visited with the news and sales departments at the media group's headquarters in St. Joseph, Missouri. News-Press Now produces news content for the St. Joseph News-Press newspaper and three TV stations, NBC affiliate KNPG, Fox affiliate KNPN and CBS affiliate KCJO.
IMC students to work with
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, gave students in the Integrated Marketing Communications program's fall marketing research course a personal tour of the museum last week. Angie Hendershot's students will be conducting research for the organization, and the capstone group will be developing a strategic marketing plan for the museum, its traveling exhibits, and the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues.
Get involved with The Agency
The Agency is currently hiring strategists, copywriters and art directors. Pick up an application outside of room 201 or apply online at Deadline to apply is Sept. 4.

NATAS Regional Emmy Gala seeks student volunteers
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is looking for college students to assist with this year's NATAS Regional Emmy Gala on Sept. 22 at the Kansas City Convention Center. The organization is looking for eight volunteers in the afternoon and eight in the evening, dressed in their "best for success" to help present the Emmy statuettes to th e w inners on stage. It's an opportunity to network with NATAS board members, producers, reporters, anchors and news managers from television markets in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois. A meal will be provided. To learn more, contact Carrie Hibbeler, community affairs manager at FOX4 in Kansas City, at carrie.hibeler@fox4kc .com or at 816-932-9164.
Sportswriting and social media opportunity 
Armchair All-Americans is looking for writers to cover local professional and college sports teams or e-sports, auto sports, tennis, MMA, golf, fantasy sports and sports gambling. They also are seeking students interested in running social media accounts. Get more information and apply here. 
New advising scheduling tool 
Hey, Jayhawk Journalists! Need to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor? Visit the new online appointment scheduling tool,  Jayhawk GPS - Guidance. Persistence. Success. You can access Jayhawk GPS by visiting  or the "Academics" tab in the myKU portal.
Find your spark with JSchool Tech
Find your Spark with us 

JTech can help you get you involved in all the ways to learn technology and ignite your creativity. 
1. Attend a workshop. Sign up early because space fills fast! View the full list here with descriptions and signup links.  
2. Join a team. Teams meet weekly and are project-based learning opportunities so you can dive deeper into creating and learning with programs such as Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and learn cutting-edge new tools like XD and Dimension. Teams are limited in space and number so make a commitment and reserve your spot  today!  
3. Drop by. Find Heather Lawrenz in either the Clarkson or Room 103 to ask questions or find the right fit for expanding your tech skills. Also watch for the   JBar  (our technology info desk) that will be in the Clarkson by the end of September.  
4. Check out our online training  at  or subscribe to   JSchoolTech  on YouTube for the latest tutorial updates.
Get your J-School T-shirt!

Wear your J-School pride with a Comfort Colors pocket tee! Choose an ice blue or brick J-School branded shirt for $19. Place your order at Make sure to fill in your full name, size and color on the order form. The deadline to order is Sept. 5 before the end of the day. Shirts will be delivered to the J-School later in September. Questions? Email
Internship and job opportunities
Find career and work opportunities on the J-School's jobs and internships web page. You can filter by job or internship and full or part time. And don't forget that our career and outreach coordinator, Steve Rottinghaus, can help you with your search. Some recent opportunities include:

Account executive, iHeartMedia Solutions (Wichita, Kansas)
Traffic manager, Entercom Houston (Houston, Texas)
Special events assistant, SportsRadio 610 (Houston, Texas)
Sales assistant, Entercom Houston (Houston, Texas)
Digital sales manager, Entercom (Wichita, Kansas)
Video editor/photographer, KAKE News (Wichita, Kansas)

Marketing/strategy internship, Sporting KC (Kansas City)
Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Program (Indianapolis and Phoenix)
Marketing/PR internship, Kansas Expocentre (Topeka, Kansas)

See more job and internship opportunities here.

If you have recently accepted a job or internship, please share the news with Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator at
Dallas Morning News to interview for summer 2019 internships

J-School alumna Hannah Wise, engagement editor for The Dallas Morning News, will be on campus Oct. 2 to interview students for summer internships. Students in the Class of 2019 and 2020 should submit their resumes and work samples by Sept. 21 to Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator, at He will forward the items to The Dallas Morning News for review. Wise will determine the students to be interviewed by Sept. 25.
Work in the J-School!

The J-School communications office is hiring a student assistant. You'll get hands-on experience in writing, design, social media, events, PR, promotions, marketing, advertising and more. Flexible daytime hours. Apply here.
Scholarships and contests
BitIRA U is announcing a bi-annual scholarship, awarding $1,000 to one student. Submit a one-page (typed) , essay containing specific examples of how cryptocurrency or blockchain could change the world over the next 20 years. Learn more.  
Kumar Solutions, a digital marketing company specializing in SEO, is offering a $200 scholarship for the winner of an essay contest. Students must write a 900-word essay on "How digital marketing transforms business prospects globally." Get the details. 
"William Allen White: What's the Matter with Kansas" movie

If you missed the premiere of "William Allen White: What's the Matter with Kansas" last semester during William Allen White Day, you have a few more chances to see it.

Sept. 12: The Wyandotte County Historical Society will sponsor a showing of the film at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Performing Arts Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Avenue. The community college is a co-sponsor of the free event. Kevin Willmott, a professor of film and media studies at KU who directed the 90-minute film,
will conduct a free workshop at 4 p.m. for aspiring independent filmmakers.  
Sept. 14: Emporia Granada Theatre, 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased here.
Sept. 22: Liberty Hall, 2:30 p.m., Q&A with director Kevin Willmott after the screening. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased here
Journalism panel discussion at Free State Festival
J-School instructor and Kansan general manager Rob Karwath is moderator of a panel discussion sponsored by the Lawrence Journal-World about issues facing journalism. The discussion, "Enemy of the People? Newspaper Reporting in the era of #FakeNews," is at noon on Sept. 22 at the Lawrence Public Library. Learn more here.

Party on the Patio with Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey 
Josh Dawsey, White House reporter for the Washington Post and CNN analyst, is the guest speaker on Aug. 30 for Party on the Patio, the annual kick-off event for the Student Advisory Board
at the Dole Institute of Politics. J-School students are invited to this free event, which includes burgers and snow cones at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6 p.m.

Registration for Shadow Day
Nonprofit Connect is hosting Shadow Day 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri. The event matches college students interested in the nonprofit sector with local nonprofit professionals for a day of learning and networking. This event allows undergraduate and graduate students to experience a workday in their desired profession and helps students develop a variety of connections in the nonprofit community. Student registration fee is $25, including light continental breakfast. The deadline to register is Sept. 21. For more information, contact Branden Haralson at or read this student guide.
Digital Frontiers conference 
The J-School is one of the sponsors of the 2018 Digital Frontiers/IDRH Conference, which is Oct. 4-6 at KU and the Lawrence Public Library. The theme for the 2018 conference is Finding Community in Digital Humanities. Learn more and register here.
Alumni update
Talk and book signing

Sarah Smarsh, 2003 J-School graduate, will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Liberty Hall about her new book, "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth." The Raven Book Store will sell copies of the book for signing after the talk. Smarsh's opinion piece, "Liberal Blind Spots are Hiding the Truth about Trump Country," was published in the New York Times last month.
Bill Kurtis, 1962 J-School graduate and prominent American television journalist, producer, narrator, and news anchor, is featured in this article in Chicago magazine.

Garrett Farlow, 2018 J-School graduate, is one of the featured speakers at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures' convocation at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
Blog features new graduates On the Job

"On the Job" is a new blog featuring the career paths of recent J-School graduates. These mini profiles are also featured on the digital display monitors around Stauffer-Flint. Read how our new grads got their jobs and what advice they have for students.
Mark your calendars
Sept. 3: Labor Day holiday
Sept. 7: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., SF 206
Sept. 19: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
Sept. 24: KSPA Fall Conference at Kansas Union  
Sept. 27-28: J-School Generations  
Oct. 13-16: Fall break
Oct. 14-16: Kansas Association of Broadcasters Convention, Wichita
Oct. 26: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., SF 206 
Nov. 6: J-School Career Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kansas Room in Kansas Union
Nov. 15: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
Nov. 21-25: Thanksgiving break
Dec. 7: Stop day
Dec. 7: Faculty/staff meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch, Clarkson Gallery
Dec. 14: Last day of finals   
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 22: First day of spring semester
Feb. 1: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., 206 SF  
Feb. 20: KSPA Regional Contest at Kansas Union 
March 7: J-School Career Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kansas Room, Kansas Union
March 11-17: Spring break
March 22: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3, 206 SF 
April 11: William Allen White Day & Student Scholarship and Awards Ceremony, Ballroom, Kansas Union 
April 12: Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards
May 10: Stop day
May 10: Faculty/staff meeting and lunch, 10:30-noon, Clarkson Gallery 
May 17: Last day of finals
May 18: J-School Recognition Ceremony, 8:30 a.m., Lied Center 
May 4: KSPA State Contest at Kansas Union 

To see all J-School events, go to
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