Research and Presentations
Kansas Press Association convention
Assistant professor Teri Finneman moderated an opening session of the Kansas Press Association convention earlier this month. She asked the panel of journalists questions about the role of journalism in covering government, the impact of fake news rhetoric on the industry, how they do their jobs in a state lacking in open records/government transparency and the role of objectivity in today's journalism. Finneman also taught two sessions on social media engagement and brought four J-School students to the convention.
The article, “Delicate and Durable:  An Analysis of W omen’s Leadership and Media Practices in Vietnam, ” has been accepted for publication in the  International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics . Professor Barbara Barnett , Assistant Professor Hong Vu and Professor Tien Lee authored the paper along with  Hue Dong , a doctoral student at the University of Georgia.

Doctoral student  Michelle Keller  will participate in KU s inaugural 3 Minute Thesis competition today beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Forum B in the Burge Union. She will present on a photo voice project involving women in long-term recovery at a residential substance use disorder (SUD) treatment program in Kansas City. The project was initiated in Professor Joseph Erba 's JOUR 802 Fall 2018 Research Methods class.

KU Edwards Professor of the Practice  Angela Hendershot  and doctoral student and current KU Integrated Marketing Communications Graduate Program Advisory Board Chair  Michelle Keller  will present  Immersive and Experiential Learning in Capstone Courses  at the 43rd Annual Marketing Educators Association (MEA) conference in Phoenix, April 4-6. The presentation provides an overview of changes made to the IMC graduate program s capstone course in light of changing industry needs and adult learning styles.  Dr. Matt Tidwell, director of the IMC graduate program at KU Edwards Campus, was also a significant contributor to the revised course.

Doctoral student  Michelle Keller  will participate in a poster presentation as part of the KU Professionals for Inclusion and Social Justice Graduate Student Research Conference on Feb, 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Kansas Union. Her session is from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Experimental Research Club meeting this week
The Experimental Research Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. in Room 116, Stauffer-Flint Hall. The club is open to all faculty, graduate and undergraduate students interested in experimental research.
Inside the School
Students discuss social media with 'Bachelor' stars
Former Bachelor Nation TV show contestants Jade and Tanner Tolbert  guest lectured via video call in Assistant Professor Teri Finneman s social media class last week. The couple talked about being Instagram influencers.
Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen s Campaigns students met with their client, Azadeh Amani-Taleshi , founder of  Pishkesh Market, on Jan. 31. Pishkesh Market sells the first fair trade saffron certified by Fair Trade USA. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and can be worth more per ounce than gold. Pishkesh Market ensures rigorous social and economic standards to empower producers and the communities behind the saffron products. 
Chen s campaigns students also welcomed Michelle Keller (pictured), Vice President of Community Engagement, Development and Outreach at Swope Health Services, to class on Jan. 24. In her 30-minute presentation, Keller introduced students to Swope Health Services branding campaign informed by students research findings and strategy. She also shared tips to help students build a solid client-student relationship.
On Jan. 22,  Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen welcomed Associate Professor of Communication Studies Jeffery Hall to her College Teaching class, a graduate seminar that focuses on evidence-based teaching practices. In his 45-minute talk, Hall talked about how to motivate students in classes that they have to take. He provided his course transformation example and discussed what professors can do to remove the unnecessary materials while focusing on the essential questions and strong alignment between course instructions and assignments.
Katich Creativity Award nominations
Nominations are now open for the John Katich Award for Creativity. The Katich award goes to a tenure-track or tenured faculty member who has demonstrated creativity in teaching, research, service or a combination of these areas. Deliver nominations materials to Associate Professor Max Utsler by 5 p.m. March 22. The award will be presented at the last faculty meeting of the year on May 10. Learn more here.
Student News
Get The New York Times for free
All full-time KU Lawrence campus students now have free access to The New York Times online.
Doughnuts with the Dean
Mark your calendar for Doughnuts with the Dean this Thursday, Feb. 21, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Clarkson Gallery. Meet Dean Brill, pick up a doughnut, and let her know how your semester is going.
KU Giving Day
Support the School of Journalism on Feb. 20 by donating during KU s annual giving day. Funds will support scholarships for high school students to attend the Jayhawk Media Workshop. Learn more here.
Sportswriter Kavitha Davidson to speak next week
Sportswriter Kavitha Davidson will deliver the keynote at “The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports” event at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Burge Union. Davidson has been a feature writer and columnist for espnW, ESPN the Magazine and is writing a book on sports fandom. She previously wrote a daily sports column for Bloomberg with a heavy focus on the intersection of sports and business, race, gender and culture. Learn more here. The event is free but register here .
Diversity mixer Feb. 28
The Journalism Student Leadership Board s diversity committee is hosting A Seat at the Table, a monthly mixer about diversity in journalism. Please mark your calendar to attend at 5 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Clarkson Gallery.
Bobkowski to give annual Budig lecture
Associate Professor Peter Bobkowski will present “Telling Stories: How I Learned to Write and Teach Writing” at 4 p.m. March 5 in Watson 3 West in Watson Library. Bobkowski is the recipient of the 2018-2019 Gretchen and Gene Budig Teaching Professorship of Writing. Read the KU News story.
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  here
News Producer , The Seattle Times (Seattle, Washington)
Programmer , Eagle Radio (Hays, Kansas)
Event coordinator , Faulkner's Ranch (Kansas City, Missouri)
Account exective , KWCH/KSCW (Wichita, Kansas)
Reporting intern , Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin)
Summer editorial intern , Community Impact (Plugerville, Texas)
J-School Career Fair is March 7
Kansas City Business Journal to interview students next week
An editor from The Kansas City Business Journal will be on campus, Thursday, Feb. 28, to interview students for a summer internship. Seniors for 2019-2020 and 2019 graduates are encouraged to apply. Submit resume and three story clips to Steve Rottinghaus , career and outreach coordinator at by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22. Resumes and clips will be forwarded to the Kansas City Business Journal in advance of on-campus interviews at Stauffer-Flint Hall. The general assignment experience will prepare interns for life in a news gathering operation that carefully balances online and print, paid and free content. Early in the internship, interns will be assigned stories to cover, such as meeting coverage and reporting from news releases. As the internship progresses, the interns will learn to start generating story ideas on their own and tackle profiles for special sections and online, perhaps even a small project.
Contests, Awards and Scholarships
The Missouri Broadcasters Association Radio Talent Institute is accepting applications until March 1. The 10-day session July 29-Aug. 7 at Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Missouri, is $395. Limited scholarships are available. Learn more and apply here.
The Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship is open to women who are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at KU with at least a 3.0 GPA. Awards of $2,000 or more will be based on application materials, including essay and financial need. Deadline is March 1. Learn more here.
The 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Action Group Applied Research Award application period is now open. Faculty and doctoral candidates are invited to apply for the award, which provides $5,000 toward the development and execution of a research project. Deadline for submission of proposals is March 15. Submit all proposals as PDFs to DIAG Chair Jammie Johnson at . Learn more here.

Diversity & You: The J-School is holding a competition for students to submit photos and videos representing the subject diversity and you. Entrants have a wide latitude to express their views as it affects them and others. First-place winner will receive $400; second place is $200; third place is $100. Deadline is Friday, March 8. Learn more here.

The Greater Than Gatsby Annual Scholarship supports the future of visual art and content creators. One recipient receives $10,000 annually to be used to help pay their tuition and academic expenses. Deadline to apply is March 1. Learn more here.
Sign up to judge KSPA contest
Please sign up to help judge the KSPA regional contest on March 1. Judges commit to one (or more) two-hour time blocks between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Clarkson Gallery. Sign up here.
JSchool Tech
In Memoriam
B. Scott Nelson , 1968 J-School graduate, died Jan. 8, 2019, at the age of 73. Read his obituary.

William H. Berner IV , 1992 J-School graduate, died Nov. 26, 2018, at the age of 49. Read his obituary.
Feb. 20:  KSPA Regional Contest at Kansas Union
Feb. 21: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
Feb. 28: Diversity mixer, 5 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
March 1: Kansas Scholastic Press Association judging, Clarkson Gallery
March 5:  Budig professorship presentation featuring Peter Bobkowski , 4 p.m., Watson 3 West 
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 2: Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Seminar, Kansas Union
April 11:  William Allen White Day & Student Scholarship and Awards Ceremony, Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union 
April 12:  Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards
April 24:  Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery 
May 4:  KSPA State Contest at Kansas Union  
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 
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