Research, Publications and Presentations
Associate Professor Jerry Crawford  was interviewed by The New York Times’ Nicholas Corasaniti  for the article, “Cory Booker Bets $100 Billion on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” The article focuses on Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker’s plans to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Multicultural Serving Institutions by providing financial help for STEM and Pell Grant loans as part of a broader focus on their futures.  Read the article here.  

Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo was interviewed in a BBC story about censorship and tech companies in China. Read the story.

Steve Rottinghaus , career and outreach coordinator, presented “Performance Enhancing Career Fair” at the Kansas Association for Colleges and Employers Conference on Dec. 6 at the Kauffman Foundation Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He focused on the J-School combining J-School Generations with the fall career fair at the Adams Alumni Center on Oct. 24-25.
Strategic Campaigns presentations
Professor Tien Lee ’s students will present their work at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Pine Room of the Kansas Union. The client is the KU Bookstore.

Assistant Professor Joseph Erba ’s students will present their work at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. The client is Meals on Wheels. Due to limited seating, please contact Erba if you are thinking of attending the presentations.

Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen ’s students will present their work at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Pine Room of the Kansas Union. The client is  Ruler of Hope , a nonprofit organization providing support and research for medically fragile children.
Inside the School
Stauffer-Flint Hall remodeling project
Keep up with the progress of the Stauffer-Flint Hall remodeling project on our livestream feed  or check out this  time-lapse video   of last week’s construction on the first floor compiled by  Anthony Whaley , digital media specialist.
Book giveaway extended
We are cleaning out the bookshelves in the Resource Center and having a book giveaway. Please stop by this week and give these books a good home.
Adopt-A-Family Holiday Bureau
We would like to invite all J-School students, faculty and staff to participate in the Adopt-A-Family Holiday Bureau this year. We ve adopted a family of five and hope that you will make their season a bright one. Please bring cash donations to the dean s office in 200 Stauffer-Flint or to Shola Aromona ( ) or Ursula Kamanga ( ). Deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m.
Student News and Opportunities
Students from Gerri Berendzen ’s Digital Media Tools advanced media class have been presenting their semester projects this week and last. Some students created and disseminated email newsletters, and others did a project for an outside client involving social media, analytics or an interactive digital tool. Mallorie McBride revamped the Instagram account for Square Peg Marketing and Branding, tracked analytics and developed posting recommendations for the company.  Nolan Brey and Savanna Smith added digital accessibility features to the University Daily Kansan website for photos and videos. Andrew Rosenthal used Knightlab software to create drone and 360-degree photos of the Washburn athletic facilities for the Washburn University website. Katie Scott did a social media analytics analysis for radio station 106.5 and presented her findings to the station. Conner Walter worked with Crunch Fitness to improve its social media presence. Other students did social media or analytics projects for the Kansan, Chalk magazine and Rock Chalk Video.
Hearst Journalism Awards
Entries are being accepted for the 60th annual Hearst Journalism Awards. Students may enter in the following categories: Writing, Photojournalism, Radio, Television and Multimedia. Learn more here.
Apply now for McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that prepares students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and scholarly activities. McNair Scholars are first-generation, low-income students and/or members of underrepresented minority groups in higher education. The McNair Scholars Program is   currently accepting applications to the program   for the 2019-2020 academic year. Learn more and apply here.
Berlin Capital Program
Operated by the German-American Fulbright Commission, the Berlin Capital Program (May 23-30, 2020) invites young U.S. journalists and students of journalism to Germany. The weeklong seminar allows them to take a closer look at the German media landscape and gain a deeper awareness of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany and Europe. Learn more here.
JSchool Tech
JSchool Tech/JBar events will be held in Dole through the end of the semester. If you enter from the back side of Dole (side closest to Stauffer-Flint) you will go to the left, then straight toward the Kansan newsroom. Enter the door to the left of the newsroom and look for Heather Lawrenz . Teams and Topics will be in 2050 Dole. C heck online here for any schedule changes.

Take this survey: Help JSchoolTech design its offerings for Spring 2020. Choose what you want to learn and when. Take our survey and have your voice count! 

Ask the labbies: Labbies are stationed at the tech support desk in the Resource Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. most days for any students needing computer assistance.

Online tutorials: Remember to go to ​ for all of your tutorial needs: InDesign, Premiere, Illustrator. We have it all!
Diversity analysis of the University Daily Kansan presentation
Through funding from the Center for Undergraduate Research, students in J534: Diversity in Media partnered with the Kansan this semester to conduct a diversity analysis of the student paper through content analysis, interviews and focus groups. They will present their findings at a poster session from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union. They also will present to the provost and deans at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union. All are invited to support the students at either session.
Jobs and Internships
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. See more job and internship opportunities on the J-School's website and check out the University Career Center’s job and internship board .
Account executive , Eagle Radio (Hays, Kansas)
Content creation coordinator , Lawrence Humane Society (Lawrence, Kansas)
Digital account executive , KWCH/KSCW (Wichita, Kansas)
Campaign analyst , Informa (Overland Park, Kansas)
Content specialist , Kansas Youth Rugby (remote)
Marketing intern , TLC Marketing Consultants (Overland Park, Kansas)
Communications intern , Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department (Lawrence, Kansas)
Communications intern , KPERS (Topeka, Kansas)
Marketing B2B intern , BNSF (Fort Worth, Texas)
Marketing and communications intern , Senior Resource Center (Lawrence, Kansas)
Korva Coleman Diversity in Journalism Internship
Applications are now open for the Korva Coleman Diversity in Journalism Internship, which is geared toward training college students of color to be part of the next generation of public radio reporters and newscasters. The Coleman intern will get an immersive, hands-on learning experience at KMUW, Wichita’s award-winning National Public Radio station, as well as mentoring from NPR newscaster Coleman. Deadline is Dec. 17. Learn more and apply here.
In Memoriam
Arlen T. Mueller , 1960 J-School graduate, died Nov. 21 at the age of 81. Read his obituary.

Stephen J. McCray , 1974 J-School graduate, died Nov. 26 at the age of 71. Read his obituary.
Dec. 12: Last day of fall classes
Dec. 13: Stop day
Dec. 13: Faculty/staff meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch, Adams Alumni Center, Bruckmiller Room
Dec. 21-Jan. 19: Winter break
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 21: First day of spring semester
Feb. 5: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
Feb. 7: Faculty/staff meeting 1:30-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 206
Feb. 28 : KSPA Regional Contest, all day, Kansas Union
March 5: J-School Career Fair, Kansas Union
March 9-13: Spring break   
March 20: Faculty/staff meeting 1:30-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 206
April 16: William Allen White Day & Student Scholarships and Awards program, 3 p.m., Kansas Union, Ballroom
April 23: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
May 2: KSPA State Contest, all day, Kansas Union
May 8: Stop day         
May 8: Faculty/staff meeting 10:30 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch, Clarkson Gallery
May 15: Last day of finals        
May 16: J-School Recognition Ceremony, 8:30 a.m., Lied Center
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