Research, Publications and Presentations
Professor Chuck Marsh has been invited to deliver a Spring 2021 presentation on interdisciplinary research in the Sydney Lecture Series, which “serves the interests of Australian doctoral and graduate students in public relations and communication.”

Matt Tidwell, assistant dean for graduate and professional studies, was a featured guest on "The Crisis Ahead" podcast discussing his research into the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" crisis.

Lisa McLendon’s article “Why ablaut reduplication is tip-top” was published in the Summer 2020 issue of Tracking Changes, the quarterly newsletter of ACES: The Society for Editing.
Faculty and Staff
Teri Finneman is a featured speaker at Eisenhower Library event
Associate Professor Teri Finneman is one of the featured speakers in an online suffrage discussion, "19 & '52: Ike, Women, and Equality," sponsored by the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and Eisenhower Foundation on Sept. 15. Sign up on Facebook. Finneman also will be featured in Ellen Goodman and Lynn Sherr's "She Votes" podcast this week about the 19th Amendment and women fighting for the right to vote.
Student News and Opportunities
Learn more about joining the KU Ad Club
The KU Ad Club plans to meet virtually in early September. If you would like to join the club, be a member of the leadership team or learn more about the organization, email Steve Rottinghaus, Ad Club adviser, at
Students can schedule an academic advising appointment with Dan McCarthy, Eddie Muñoz or Frances Lyons via Jayhawk GPS. Advisors are meeting with students over Zoom or the phone. Drop-in appointments also will be virtual and available Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To get the Zoom link, email A list of FAQs can be found on the J-School website at
Career and Outreach Coordinator Steve Rottinghaus will be available virtually from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by emailing Appointments will be conducted via email, phone, Zoom, FaceTime or Skype. Resumes, cover letters, portfolios, mock interviews and strategy for a job and internship search will be the main focus of meetings. Students are welcome to email Steve after 5 p.m. to set up an appointment or if they need immediate attention.
Journalism Student Ambassadors needed
Journalism Student Ambassadors are a select group of student volunteers who are committed, in thought and through their actions, to the positive promotion of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. J-School Ambassadors serve an important role in the school’s public relations, recruitment and retention efforts.
Qualifications for applying
  • Positive and passionate attitude for the J-School and for the journalism profession
  • High level of professionalism
  • Genuine desire to meet and welcome KU alumni and prospective students
  • True interest in helping the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications remain one of the leading schools of journalism
Requirements of all applicants
  • Admission to the J-School
  • A minimum of 2.75 cumulative KU GPA and journalism GPA
  • Experience working with J-School organizations and/or campus media 
  • At least two hours of availability each week between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and some evening hours (Hours can vary with certain school events.)
  • Must attend meetings and training sessions each semester
If interested, apply here.
Student Innovation Competition
The Reynolds Journalism Institute’s 2020-21 Student Innovation Competition at the Missouri School of Journalism invites college students to participate by tackling engagement with a news organization. A student or student team will partner with a news organization to devise an engagement idea innovative to that organization. Applications detailing the team’s idea are due by Oct. 31. The chosen finalist teams will implement their idea at the partner news organization for three months before presenting the results on Feb. 26, 2021, in front of a panel of judges and the public on Zoom. First-prize winner gets $10,000. More details here.
Apply now for ACES scholarships
Applications are now being accepted for scholarships through the ACES Education Fund, which awards six scholarships annually. ACES: The Society for Editing is the nation’s leading organization of editing professionals, educators and students. Learn more and apply here.
Jobs and Internships
Find career and work opportunities on the J-Schools jobs and internships web page. You can filter by job or internship and full or part time. And dont forget that our career and outreach coordinator, Steve Rottinghaus, can help you with your search. See more job and internship opportunities on the J-School's website and check out the University Career Center’s job and internship board.

Copywriter, Wunderman Thompson (Kansas City)
Marketing and project associate, Bark Media (Lawrence, Kansas)
Internal communications manager, Dairy Farmers of America (Kansas City)
Photojournalist, KAKE (Wichita, Kansas)
Account executive, KAKE (Wichita, Kansas)
Student marketing communications assistant, KU Natural History Museum (Lawrence, Kansas)
Student videographer, KU Natural History Museum (Lawrence, Kansas)
Student web special assistant, KU Natural History Museum (Lawrence, Kansas)
Student graphic designer, KU Natural History Museum (Lawrence, Kansas)
Company offers free resume reviews and interviews for students
SPM Communications, a Dallas public relations and social agency, is offering free resume reviews and mock interviews (via video) to help students prepare for their job search. Learn more and sign up here.
JSchool Tech
Virtual JBar
All students have been added to our Microsoft Team, the Virtual JBar. Pop in and say hi! If we missed you, go to

At the Virtual JBar, you can leave a question for us in the general channel or join labbies for their office hours: 4-6 p.m. on Sundays with Emma and 6-8 p.m. Thursday with Natalie. You also may see Natalie and Emma as Tech TAs in your skills classes - check your class Blackboard for that information. 

If you want to work directly with Heather Lawrenz, make an appointment at

JST Events
  • Learning Adobe just got easier! We have multiple events each week. Check out the full list and sign up here.
  • Teams are back Monday at 2 p.m. starting Aug. 31. Teams are a great way to build your portfolio and learn Adobe skills in a project-based way. Sign up here
  • Skillbuilders were a huge hit this summer, so we are bringing them back, starting with After Effects on Sept. 2. Skillbuilders are product-specific three-week sessions with fun projects. Sign up here. 

Weekly Workshops start Sept. 9 with Premiere Rush video-editing basics. 

JST online: You can still catch up with our tutorials and recorded events at or subscribe to our YouTube channel and get notifications.

Access Adobe: The KU Bookstore is selling a year of Creative Cloud for $150, which is a huge discount! Get it here.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @jschooltech for all our updates and announcements. 
Watch William Allen White documentary on TV next month
“William Allen White: What’s the Matter with Kansas” makes it television debut next month. The documentary, sponsored by the William Allen White Foundation and directed by Academy Award-winning KU Professor Kevin Willmott, premiered on campus in 2018 during the school’s celebration of the 150th birth year of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Emporia Gazette editor. The film will air first on KMOS-TV at 3 a.m. on Sept. 7, then on KTWU at 8 p.m. on Sept. 14. Viewers also may purchase a DVD at the KU Bookstore.
The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications is honored to partner with the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity on events and discussions exploring the issues surrounding suffrage and the 19th Amendment. Please join us for an asynchronous screening of the new documentary film "Without A Whisper – Konnon:kwe" between Aug. 31 and Sept. 4. "Without A Whisper – Konnon:kwe" is the untold story of the ways Indigenous women influenced the early U.S. suffragists in their fight for freedom and equality.
On 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3, attend a virtual Q&A with Mohawk filmmaker Katsitsionni Fox, Haudenosaunee Knowledge Guardian Louise Herne, and intersectional feminist historian Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner.
Watch page is available Aug. 31-Sept. 4 with password.
Pre-register to receive watch page password and attend Zoom Q&A.
New York Times reporter to be guest on Party on the Patio
J-School students are invited to the Dole Institute of Politics' annual semester kick-off event, Party on the Patio, at 7 p.m. Sept. 2, which will be virtual. The featured speaker is New York Times political correspondent Alex Burns, who will give his perspective on being a young professional, his experience working in journalism, and his insight into the 2020 election. Sign up on Facebook.
In Memoriam
Larry Houston, 1964 J-School graduate, died Aug. 24 at the age of 79. Read his obituary.
Alumni Update
Lara Korte, 2019 graduate, has accepted a job at the Sacramento Bee covering California politics.

Angel Tran, 2019 graduate, has been promoted to creative content specialist at PAR Electrical Contractors Inc. in Kansas City.

Hannah Wilhelm, 2020 graduate, is an associate copy writer at Intouch Solutions.
Oct. 20-22: Kansas Association of Broadcasters Virtual Convention,
Oct. 28-29: J-School Career Fair (online)
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