The Monday Memo is the weekly newsletter of the KU School of Journalism. 
It is sent to journalism faculty, staff, students and alumni who have requested it. 

Faculty and staff
Professor Scott Reinardy was interviewed by Associate Press Business writer Tala Arbel for an article about the rise of women in media positions. Several news outlets, including ABC News, posted the article.
The client for Associate Professor David Guth's Strate
gic Campaigns class this semester is the Truman Library Institute, which is closely affiliated wi th the Harry S Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. The class will present its recommendations at the Library and Museum on May 3.  
Research and presentations
Professor Tien Lee's paper, co-authored with Yuki Fujioka of Georgia State University, titled "Democratic Divide Revisted: Ethnic Differences in Media Use, Political Knowledge, and Civic/Political Participation," has been accepted for presentation at the International Communication Associate annual conference in Prague, Czech Republic, in May 2018. 
Professor Chuck Marsh's article "Reputation Marketing: Isocrates, Ethos, and Indirect Reciprocity" has been accepted for publication in the  Journal of Marketing Management.  
Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen's co-authored paper titled "A Contemplative Process for Teaching Ethics in STEM and the Humanities/Social Sciences" has been accepted for presentation at the Contemplative Practices for 21st Century Higher Education conference in Chapel Hill this March. Her co-authors are: Agnes Curry (professor, University of St. Joseph), Douglas Lindner (associate professor emeritus, Virginia Tech), and Rick Bowles (advisor to and chair of the board of Lachman Associates). Additionally, Chen has received travel funding from the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend this conference with a broad goal of sharing campus mindfulness activities to build inclusive communities in the classroom.
A research paper by Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo and Assistant Professor Hong Vu, "Social Media and Global Activism: A Survey of Transnational Nonprofits," has been accepted for presentation at the 2018 International Communication Association conference in Prague, Czech Republic, in May. The paper is based on a survey of communications professionals at 150 nonprofit organizations in the United States concerning their use of social media in support of organizational goals.  
A research paper by Assistant Professor Hyejin Bang has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia. The title of the paper is "Perceived Bridging and Bonding Relationships via K-pop: Differentiating Between Givers and Recipients."
A paper titled " "Who Gets Vocal about Hyperlocal: Neighborhood Involvement and Socioeconomics in the Sharing of Hyperlocal News " by Associate Professor Peter Bobkowski, doctoral student Liefu Jiang, and J-School doctoral alumni Laveda Peterlin and Nathan Rodriguez will be published in the journal  Journalism Practice.   
Professor of the Practice Angela Hendershot has received the 2018 MV Transportation Instructor Grant, along with Robert Hagen, research associate, and Ali Brox, lecturer, both with the Environmental Studies Program . In an effort to provide more students with experiential learning, this year's funding will benefit courses that integrate an applied learning project related to public transportation during the spring 2018 semester. Read the KU News story. 

Associate Professor Genelle Belmas will discuss her research on flag law and rhetoric at the Red Hot Research session at 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at The Commons.
Jayhawk Journalist
The winter digital-only edition of the Jayhawk Journalist is available now. Just go to to read alumni, student and faculty features.
Student news and opportunities
The Kansan editorial staff has two more paid positions available and lots of opportunities to get involved as a correspondent. Whether you like to edit, design, write, take photos, shoot video, etc., there's a place for you! Applications for the paid openings are due Jan. 29, and applications for unpaid positions are accepted at any time. Get the details here. C ontact Chandler Boese at  for questions.
KPA seeks students to assist at convention

The Kansas Press Association is looking for three student volunteers to assist with its annual convention Feb. 9-10 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday. The KPA needs students to staff registration tables, work the silent auction and help with setting up and tearing down. When the schedule allows, the students are invited to attend any of the conference sessions. Student volunteers also receive breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the day. View the schedule here.
For more information, contact Amber Jackson at 785-271-5304 or at
Internships and jobs

The CBS News Fellowship program is now accepting applications for its summer internship program. This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring journalists who bring a variety of backgrounds to news production and news coverage. The CBS News Fellowship is designed to attract candidates from a broad range of racial, ethnic, economic, age and geographical diversity, as well as candidates with disabilities. Deadline to apply is Feb. 21. Download the flier and application here.
Write for The New York Times

The New York Times is looking for five young writers to be correspondents for  The Edit , a New York Times newsletter for students and people early in their careers. Learn more.
Climate + Energy Project opportunity

The Climate + Energy Project, a statewide nonprofit working toward a sustainable energy future in Kansas, has an opening for a student to film livestreamed interviews for the spring semester. Here are the details:
  • Student must be available from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, starting in mid-January through the end of March 2018.
  • The position will help with all aspects of CEP LIVE on Facebook: Wealth policy priorities, civic engagement and YOU! interviews
  • Tasks include setting up recording equipment, filming the interviews, monitoring questions on Facebook, helping advertise CEP LIVE on Facebook and drafting summaries of interviews.
  • Student must have reliable transportation. The interviews will be conducted at the Lawrence Public Library and occasionally at the Statehouse in Topeka.
For more information and to apply, email your cover letter, resume and availability to Jamie Hofling at
Find job and internship 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. Some recent opportunities include:

Senior copywriter, Perficient (Kansas City, Kansas)
Copy and social media editor, Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyoming)

Production assistant intern, Lasers, Dragons and Keyboards (Lawrence, Kansas)
Student program assistant, Center for Undergraduate Initiative and Engagement (Lawrence, Kansas)
Writing internship, 435 Magazine (Overland Park, Kansas)
Staff writer, The Black Sheep (remote)
Marketing communications intern, The Miller Group (Overland Park, Kansas)
Marketing intern, Jetz Service (Topeka, Kansas)
Communications internship, Nebraska Golf Association (Omaha, Nebraska)
Summer internship, Bernstein-Rein (Overland Park, Kansas)

See more job and internship opportunities here.

If you have recently accepted a job or internship, please share the news with Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator at
Scholarships and contests

Deadlines are approaching for the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, which
provides support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools. See all the categories and deadlines here, and contact Lisa McLendon if you would like to enter the competition. 

The Student Services office has updated the J-School's Scholarships web page, so take a look and start applying!    
Students who are interested in getting involved in the thriving Kansas City advertising community are encouraged to apply for the 2018-19 AAF-KC Foundation Scholarship. Winners will receive: Financial assistance of $1,500 per year; a mentor; free membership in AAF-KC and AAF National; and free admission to every AAF-KC event, excluding the American Advertising Awards . Learn more here.
Entries are now being accepted for the Great Plains Journalism Awards, a competition that honors the best work done by journalists and photographers from an eight-state region published in newspapers, magazines, blogs and media websites. Get the details. 

KU's University Awards committee is now accepting nominations for the 2018 University Awards. The University Awards are among the most prestigious awards presented at KU. These awards were established to recognize students who embody service excellence, dedication or whose academic achievements remain stellar. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 29. Learn more here.  
KU seniors are encouraged to nominate outstanding high school educators for the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognized teachers who encouraged and positively influenced students to dream, aspire and persevere. The winning teachers will be awarded $3,000 and their high school will receive $1,000. The deadline is Jan. 16. Access the nomination form here.   
KU's Student Employee of the Year committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 award. This award was established to recognize student employees who embody service, excellence, dedication, and whose academic achievements remain stellar. Learn more here. 
Applications are now being accepted for the University Women's Club of the University of Kansas Scholarship, which is open to KU women undergraduates with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and graduate students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Deadline to apply is Feb. 2. Learn more here. 
The J-School Graduate Student Association is hosting Cookies and Collaboration at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Clarkson Gallery. The event will feature research introductions from current faculty and students. All faculty and graduate students are invited to present and attend. Download the flier.
Get ready for the semester with JSchool Tech
JTech Teams start this week. If you want to dive deeper into the Adobe Suite and create portfolio ready projects that build your design or video skills, sign up at  
Video Team : Every other Monday, 1 p.m., Room 119
Design Team : Tuesdays, 2 p.m., Room 119
Design Team : Wednesdays, 3 p.m., Room 119
Basic Video Storytelling: Production and Editing with Premiere
Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Clarkson Gallery/Room 101
This workshop is for those new to video editing. You will get a chance to use a video camera, create a basic five-shot sequence and then edit that in Premiere. Topics include: types of shots, shot sequencing, camera use, storyboards, basic editing techniques and Premiere navigation. (Lunch is provided.)
Digital Content Creation
Feb. 9 , 10 a.m.-noon, Room 101
Interested in creating digital content for social media and web? This workshop is for you. We will use Rpl, Spark and Clip to create stylized videos. Topics include social media message and campaign strategies, overview of tools for social media, and how to brand assets across channels. (Light snacks provided.)
Taking InDesign Digital 
Feb. 16: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 101 
Did you know you can publish digital documents with InDesign with one click? Add in animation and interactivity and InDesign is way more than a print publishing tool; it is a digital powerhouse. Topics include examination of how digital InDesign is used professionally, overview of  interactive features, publish online options, and online dashboard with analytics. (Lunch is provided.)
Power Up Your Portfolio and Resume
Feb. 21: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Clarkson Gallery 
This workshop is a collaboration between JSchoolTech and the Career and Outreach Office. We will spend the first half on pointers for a strong resume/portfolio. Learn what human resources professionals and employers are looking for and maximize your potential. The second half will give you an opportunity to put it to practice. Work on either your resume or portfolio with Steve Rottinghaus and Heather Lawrenz both there to support you. This is a bring-your-own-device workshop. 
Create Multimedia on the Fly
Feb. 23: 10 a.m.-noon, Room 101 
Whether you are on the news/info or strategic communications track, storytelling is the name of the game. Learn to create multimedia stories on the fly with your phone as your creation tool. This workshop will use Clip, Lightroom, Spark and (yes, it's an app, too) to create visual stories. You must bring an updated mobile device with the above apps downloaded and enough storage to create small video and photo assets. (Light snacks provided.)
Resume/Portfolio open lab
April 20: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Room 101   
This open lab is your chance to work on your portfolio or resume prior to a class (or job) deadline. These hours are drop in, so come in at any point to get help. 
Resume/Portfolio open lab
April 27: 9 a.m.-noon, Room 101   
This open lab is your chance to work on your portfolio or resume prior to a class (or job) deadline. These hours are drop in, so come in at any point to get help.   
Alumni update
Dani Malakoff, 2017 J-School graduate, spoke in Cal Butcher's J210 sports class last week. Malakoff works for Hail State Productions in Starkville, Mississippi, which is Mississippi State's equivalent of Rock Chalk Video.
Mark your calendars
J an. 26: Faculty meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., 206 Stauffer-Flint Hall
Feb. 8: William Allen White's 150th birthday celebration, Clarkson Gallery
Feb. 15: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
Feb. 15: Deadline to enter Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Awards
Feb. 23: Judging for the KSPA Regional Contest
March 2: Faculty meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., 206 Stauffer-Flint Hall
March 7: J-School Career Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kansas Union
March 19-23: Spring break
April 3: Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Seminar and Career Fair, Manhattan, Kansas
April 10: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9 a.m., Clarkson Gallery  
April 26: William Allen White Day program, 3:30 p.m., Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
April 27: Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards and Scholarships and Award Program, noon, Kansas Union, Ballroom
May 4: Stop day
May 4: Faculty meeting, 10:30-noon, followed by lunch, Clarkson Gallery
May 4: Reception for Susanne Shaw, 5:30-7:30 p.m., DeBruce Center   
May 5: Judging for the KSPA State Contest
May 12: J-School Recognition ceremony, 8:30 a.m., Lied Center 

To see all J-School events, go to
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