Inside the School
Stauffer-Flint Hall grand reopening ceremonies this week
The J-School is planning two ceremonies this week to celebrate the reopening of Stauffer-Flint Hall after the renovation. Read the KU News story.

Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m. : J-School students, faculty and staff are invited to gather at the new entrance for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. We'll have cookies, specialty coffee and giveaways.
Jan. 23, 3 p.m. : The campus community is invited for a grand reopening ceremony, cake and a tour of the renovated Stauffer-Flint Hall.
Thomas leads high school project involving KC mayor's office
Eric Thomas led a team of students from a Kansas City high school in a project that included interviewing Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and his general counsel during the school’s interim week. The project focused on a proposal by Lucas that some people convicted of nonviolent marijuana charges would be pardoned and that the city would help in the process of expunging their records. The team of eight St. Teresa’s students interviewed the mayor and his general counsel Jane Pansing Brown , who is an alumna of the school. After they completed their project — a multimedia website — the students presented the project to Morgan Said , a St. Teresa’s Academy graduate and also a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Said now works as director of communications for the mayor’s office. Thomas will continue covering the mayor with a semester-long documentary project completed by KU students during Spring 2020. The project will investigate how Lucas’ work as a KU law professor sheds light on his work as mayor and how he juggles the two commitments.
Research, Presentations and Publications
Associate Professor Peter Bobkowski and Professor Scott Reinardy each published a chapter in  Convergent Journalism: An introduction, Third Edition.  Dr. Bobkowski contributed a chapter titled “Data Journalism,” and Dr. Reinardy contributed “Reporting Beyond the Basics.”

Assistant Professor Hong Vu s paper titled Influenced by anonymous others: Effects of online comments on risk perception and intention to communicate was recently accepted to Health Communication journal. This is the result of Vu s collaborative project with researchers from University of Georgia and Royal Melbourne Institution of Technology.

Assistant Professor Teri Finneman has been selected to attend the Women in Journalism Workshop at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute in May. The annual workshop focuses on challenges, accomplishments and issues specific to women in the journalism industry.

Heather Lawrenz , Adobe Education Leader and School of Journalism senior digital media trainer, presented an online Creativity Workshop for all Adobe leaders, Adobe education personnel and creatives on Dec. 18. Her workshop titled From Illustration to Animation featured her favorite tips and tricks in Illustrator, and she showed viewers how to animate that design in After Effects. She also talked about ways to encourage student creativity in the classroom and help students think of themselves as creative. She has been asked to present another worldwide workshop in the spring. 
Student News and Opportunities
Congratulations to J-School student and University Daily Kansan investigations editor Nicole Asbury , who will be an intern this summer at The Washington Post as one of the paper's two Bradlee Fellows. Read the press release.
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.
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.
Great Plains Journalism Awards
The Great Plains Journalism Awards  contest is accepting applications. The contest is an opportunity for students in an eight-state region to be recognized for their work. Students can win $1,500 scholarships in five categories. Deadline is Jan. 31.  Learn more here.
Student Employee of the Year
KU’s Student Employee of the Year  committee is now accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 award. This award was established to recognize student employees who embody service, excellence, dedication, and whose academic achievements remain stellar. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 7. Nominate a student here.
Book collecting contest
KU Libraries and Jayhawk Ink are co-sponsoring the 64 th  annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest, which awards cash prizes and gift cards to recognize students’ interest in collecting books. All KU students are eligible to enter. Learn more here.
JSchool Tech
Start the new year off right with a resolution to learn more tech skills! Go to​ to sign up for these events this semester.

Basic video storytelling: production and editing with Premiere, Jan. 31, noon-2 p.m., STF 204
Gifs and Animation, Feb. 12, noon-1 p.m. (part 1), and Feb. 21, noon-1 p.m. (part 2), STF 204
Power up your resume and portfolio, Feb. 19, 3-5 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
Making Micro Videos with Rush, March 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m., STF 204
Mobile Creation tools, March 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m., STF 204
Illustrator flat graphic icons and logos, March 20, noon-1 p.m. (part 1), and March 27, noon-1 p.m. (part 2)
XD Basics: Making Web and App Prototypes, April 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (part 1), and April 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (part 2)
Teams will give students an opportunity to solve multiple client challenges using Adobe software – Premiere, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. These challenges help students build their skills and portfolio. Teams start the week of Jan. 27 Mondays at 2 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m.
JST Topics is a set of three-week tutorial and project-based lunch-and-learn-style sessions designed to give you basic skills in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere and Resume and Portfolio. Topics are great for novices or students wanting a quick refresher.
Session 1: 11 a.m.-noon Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10
Session 2: noon-1 p.m. March 24, March 31 and Feb. 7
Session 1: noon-1 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 18
Session 2: 11 a.m.-noon April 27 and May 4
Session 1: 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 17, Feb. 24 and March 2
Session 2: noon-1 p.m. April 21, April 28 and May 5
Resume and Portfolios
Session 1: noon-1 p.m. Feb. 25, March 3 and March 17
Session 2: 11 a.m.-noon April 6, April 13 and April 20
11 a.m.-noon March 16, March 23 and March 30
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 .
Multimedia journalist , WIBW (Topeka, Kansas)
Education reporter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas)
Marketing manager , Kauffman Center (Kansas City)
Reporters , Report for America (various locations)
Digital assistants , USTA-Missouri Valley
Social media coordinator , Woodruff (Kansas City)
Multimedia journalist , ABC17 News (Columbia, Missouri)
Reporter , KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
Anchor/reporter , KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
Reporter/producer , KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
Producer , KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
Account executive , KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
Sales assistant , KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
Social media assistant , University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas)
Internship , World Journalism Institute (Sioux Center, Iowa)
Summer internships , Bernstein-Rein (Kansas City)
Summer interns , Signal Theory (Wichita and Kansas City)
Social media intern , Gragg Advertising (Kansas City)
Communications intern , Nebraska Golf Association (Omaha, Nebraska)
Alumni Update
Kevin Harlan , 1982 J-School graduate, has been named National Sports Media Association Sportscaster of the Year for the second time in his career. Read the news story.

B.J. Rains , 2008 J-School graduate, recently was named Idaho Sportswriter of the Year for the third consecutive year. He covers sports for the Idaho Press-Tribune. Read the news story.

Brianne Pfannenstiel of  The Des Moines Register , 2011 J-School graduate, was one of the moderators for the Democratic presidential debate on Jan. 14 and was featured in this New York Times story .

Kameron Mack , 2012 J-School graduate, won an award for Best Documentary Short from the Gary International Black Film Festival for his direction of the film "Kings America Made."

Victoria Baldwin , 2014 J-School graduate, is a creative strategist for Snap Inc. in Chicago, Illinois.

Corbin Mihelic , 2015 J-School graduate, is an account manager for 104 West Partners in Denver, Colorado.

Sean Collins , 2018 J-School graduate, is the Esports reporter for The Dallas Morning News.

Courtney Johnson , 2019 J-School graduate, is an account executive at Yelp.

Thomas O’Hara , 2019 J-School graduate, is a digital analyst at Octagon in Chicago, Illinois.
In Memoriam
Richard Hale , 1952 J-School graduate, died Dec.11, 2019, at the age of 89. Read his obituary.

Leo "John" Pearce , 1952 and 1958 J-School graduate, died Dec. 5, 2019, at the age of 88. Read his obituary.

Gary D. Hale , 1958 J-School graduate, died Jan. 3 at the age of 83. Read his obituary.

Anthony C. Carrolla , 1976 J-School graduate, died Oct. 19, 2019, at the age of 75. Read his obituary.

Noelle Moore (Applegate) Fox , 1989 J-School graduate, died Jan. 4 at the age of 53. Read her obituary.

Scott Lowder , 1998 J-School graduate, died Sept. 23, 2019, at the age of 46. Read his obituary.
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 21: First day of spring semester
Jan. 21: Stauffer-Flint Hall ribbon-cutting ceremony for J-School students, faculty, staff, 10:30 a.m., main entrance
Jan. 23: Stauffer-Flint Hall grand reopening ceremony for campus community, 3 p.m., main entrance
Feb. 3: Lecture: "No Votes for Women," featuring Teri Finneman, noon, Clarkson Gallery
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. 10: Lecture: "William Allen White & Suffrage," featuring Beverley Olson Buller, noon, Clarkson Gallery
Feb. 28 : KSPA Regional Contest, all day, Kansas Union
March 2: Lecture: "Violence Against Women," featuring Patricia Gaston, 12:30 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
March 5: J-School Career Fair, 1-4 p.m., Kansas Union
March 9-13: Spring break   
March 20: Faculty/staff meeting 1:30-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 206
April 6: Lecture: "Women and Leadership," featuring Angela Hendershot, 12:30 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
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
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
1435 Jayhawk Boulevard
Stauffer-Flint Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045