Inside the School
William Allen White 150 celebration wins award
The School of Journalism has won a gold award in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education's District VI Awards program for last year's William Allen White 150 Birthyear Celebration.
Jayhawk Journalist
The latest edition of the Jayhawk Journalist alumni magazine is available now. You may pick up a copy in the Resource Center or read it online at
Bengtson Faculty Mentoring Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the Bengtson Faculty Mentoring Award. Tim Bengtson taught and mentored more than 12,000 students during his more than 30 years at KU. During his tenure, Bengtson established a legacy as an outstanding advisor to his students and a trusted friend to his colleagues in the School of Journalism. This award honors and recognizes School of Journalism faculty members who demonstrate Bengtson's dedication to student mentorship. Students or faculty members may nominate an instructor. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 14.
Research and Presentations
Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo ’s co-authored paper, “Content-Aware Trust Propagation: Towards Online Review Spam Detection,” has been accepted for publication in the  Journal of Data and Information Quality . The other authors are Associate Professors Fengjun Li and Bo Lou and Ph.D. students Hao Xue and Qiaozhi Wang in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KU.  

“Online Information Credibility Assessment by Underserved Minority Seniors: A Mixed-Methods Approach,” co-authored by  Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo , Ph.D. student  Matthew Blomberg , master’s student  Darcey Altschwager  and  Assistant Professor Hong Tien Vu,  has been accepted for presentation at the 69th annual International Communication Association Conference in Washington, D.C. in May. 

Assistant Professor Joseph Erba is one of the panelists discussing "Intersectionality and Social Justice" today at the Lawrence Public Library. The event, sponsored by the KU Office of Diversity & Equity, is part of a weeklong series of events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. See a list of events here.

Assistant Professor Hyejin Bang’ s work titled “Cross-Cultural Differences between Americans and Koreans in Perception of Message Assertiveness and Product Discounts” has been accepted for presentation in 2019 American Marketing Association in Austin, Texas, on Feb 22-25. Another work titled  “How Price Discounts Increase Compliance with Assertive Messages for Prosocial Behavior,” has been accepted for presentation at the 2019 American Academy of Advertising in Dallas, Texas, on March 28-31.

A special session proposal by Integrated Marketing Communications instructors Angie Hendershot , Matt Tidwell and Michelle Keller has been accepted for presentation at the 43rd annual Marketing Educators’ Association Conference, which will be April 4-6, 2019, in Phoenix. “Immersive and Experiential Learning in Capstone Courses” will report on results of the recent condensed intersession capstone course piloted in the Integrated Marketing Communications program.

Kerry Benson , strategic communication chair, led a workshop on how best to present strategy concepts for brand managers at the American Academy of Family Physicians on Dec. 10. The AAFP promotes the science and art of family medicine. It is one of the largest medical organizations in the United States, with more than 100,000 members.

Benson also participated in a leadership development pilot program with 16 other KU department chairs and directors on Jan. 17-18. The KU offices of Faculty Development, Ombuds, Human Resource Management, Diversity and Equity, General Counsel and IOA are collaborating to work with chairs and directors to better campus culture and foster the retention of faculty and staff.
Student News
Kansan staffers cover the Jayhawks in New York City
Three staff members from the University Daily Kansan traveled to New York City over Thanksgiving break to cover the KU men's basketball team as it captured the championship of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament at Barclays Center. From left, associate sports editor  Maddy Tannahill , photographer Chance Parker and sports editor Braden Shaw covered both KU games and also recorded other activities of the team and fans for the Kansan print edition, and Kansan social media. Kansan advertising sales reps sold special ad packages associated with the special coverage to help provide funds for the travel, which the J-School also supported.
Savanna Smith won a scholarship from ACES: The Society for Editing, which awards scholarships to students committed to a career in editing. Scholarship winners receive $1,500 and aid to attend the ACES national conference. Scholarships are supported by  donations to the ACES Education Fund .
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
Multimedia producer , KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
Anchor/reporter , KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
News producer, KCTV5/KSMO (Kansas City)
Chief engineer , KPTS (Wichita, Kansas)
Communications specialist , Manpower (DeSoto, Kansas)
Director of external affairs , KU School of Law (Lawrence, Kansas)
Digital content producer , KOLN/KGIN (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Integrator , Generous Change (Lawrence, Kansas)
Product support specialist , Garmin (Olathe, Kansas)
Marketing specialist , Heritage Tractor (Baldwin City, Kansas)
Community engagement and events manager , Children's Mercy Hospital (Overland Park, Kansas)
Marketing assistant intern , Valleyfair Amusement Park (Shakopee, Minnesota)
Summer internships , Bernstein-Rein (Kansas City)
Marketing and communications intern , Children's Hospital Association (Lenexa, Kansas)
Stadium and event operations summer internship , Sporting KC (Kansas City, Kansas)
Internship , Entercom (Kansas City)
PR/marketing/social media internship , Plaza Tennis Center (Kansas City)
Public radio summer intern , Wisconsin Public Radio (Eau Claire, Wisconsin)
Communications internship , Nebraska Golf Assocation (Omaha, Nebraska)
News and sports interns , KOLN (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Radio Television Digital News Foundation
The deadline to apply for an RTDNF Scholarship or Fellowship has been extended to Jan. 31. Receiving an RTDNF scholarship goes beyond a check ($1,000-$10,000). You’ll be invited to attend the   conference this September in San Antonio to take advantage of a weekend of training and networking, including special events for RTDNF scholars and fellows. Learn more and apply here.
Knight Foundation internships
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is seeking summer interns with vision, tenacity, courage, know-how and a commitment to discovery who will tackle substantive projects in journalism, media technology, communications, arts, civic engagement or administration. Apply by Feb. 1. Learn more here.

Report for America
Applications are being accepted for journalists interested in becoming a Report for America corps member in 2019. Reporters will serve under-covered areas to provide Americans with information to improve their communities and hold powerful institutions accountable. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1. Learn more here.
Internship Nepal
Internship Nepal welcomes students and professionals to join its dynamic, effective internship programs. Students with an interest in journalism or photojournalism are encouraged to learn more and apply. Learn more here.
Contests and Awards
The Great Plains Journalism Awards contest is now accepting applications. The contest is an opportunity for students in an eight-state region to be recognized for their work. Students also can win $1,500 scholarships in five categories. Deadline is Jan. 31.  Learn more here.
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters is now accepting applications for its student awards contest. The deadline to enter is Feb. 15, and awards will be presented at the annual Student Seminar on April 2 on the KU campus.   Learn more and enter 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 aligned with the following requirements. Deadline for submission of proposals is March 15. Submit all proposals as PDFs to DIAG Chair Jammie Johnson at . Learn more here.

KU’s Student Employee of the Year committee is now accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 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. 8. Learn more here.
JSchool Tech
Alumni Update
Taiju Takahashi , 1991 J-School graduate, joined WJTV as news director in December. For the past two years, he was the assistant news director at KGW in Portland, Oregon.

Sara Beane , 1993 J-School graduate, has accepted a job as marketing/content writer for U Inc., in Overland Park, Kansas.

Katie Briscoe , 2005 J-School graduate, has been promoted to president at MMGY Global.

Ryan Greene , 2005 J-School graduate, started a new position as director of Social Strategy - Sports and Entertainment Brands at MGM Resorts International.

Jessica Nelson Palm , 2011 J-School graduate, has been promoted to vice president, lead executive, at TeamKC: Life+Talent at the Kansas City Area Development Council.
Miranda Davis , 2016 J-School graduate, is the new commercial real estate reporter at the Kansas City Business Journal. She previously was the special sections editor at The Journal.

Chandler Boese , 2018 J-School graduate, is a copy editor at the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.

Kailin Stinson , 2018 J-School graduate, is a website marketer with Thruline Marketing in Lenexa, Kansas.
Idaho Sportswriter of the Year
B.J. Rains , 2009 J-School graduate, was named Idaho Sportswriter of the Year for the second year in a row. Rains has been the Boise State beat writer for the Idaho Press since 2013 and is the only Idaho Press reporter to win the award since it began in 1959. Read the story.
In Memoriam
Kenneth Winston , 1955 J-School graduate, died March 9, 2018, at the age of 86. Read his obituary.

Robin Lee Roy "Rob" Roberts , 1980 J-School graduate, died Dec. 12, 2018, at the age of 62. Read his obituary.

Jeffrey Thayne Williams , 1990 J-School graduate, died Dec. 17, 2018, at the age of 51. Read his obituary.
Jan. 22:  First day of spring semester
Feb. 1:  Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., 206 SF 
Feb. 11: William Allen White birthday party, 11 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
Feb. 20:  KSPA Regional Contest at Kansas Union
Feb. 21: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10:30 a.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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