Inside the School
Associate Professor Carol Holstead judged the Feature Photography category of the National Magazine Awards, also called the Ellies, in New York City on Jan. 16 and 17. The Ellies award excellence in American consumer magazines and are judged by a select few professors and the nation s top editors.

Professor Pam Fine , Knight Chair in News, Leadership and Community, has accepted a position elsewhere, and her last day at the J-School was Jan. 15. Her new position will be announced soon.
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.
Food bank
Please help us replenish our J-School food bank. Bring non-perishable items to the former CEHCUP space off the Clarkson Gallery. The door is open and you can leave contributions there. 
Research and Presentations
Associate Professor Mugur Geana s research Embodied Cognition: The impact of a chronic health condition on message processing has been accepted for presentation at the 69th Annual ICA Conference in Washington, D.C. The study, conducted in collaboration with Texas Tech s Media Mind Insights Laboratory, explores the impact of chronic morphological and functional brain changes due to diabetes on the processing of health messages. KU graduate students Yuchen Liu and Philip Maschke are members of the KU team working on this collaborative project. 

Assistant Professor Joseph Erba is the first author on the ICA-accepted paper Taking sides, and knowing it: Exploring the effects of race, gender and frame on white millennials’ racial attitudes and online engagement .” The study, conducted in CEHCUP’s Experimental Research Media Laboratory, used eye-tracking technology to quantify how visual attention to tweets, as well as race, gender and frame influences racial attitudes of Twitter users. Doctoral student Yuchen Liu   and Associate Professor Mugur Geana are co-authors of the study.

An analysis of Twitter content surrounding the 2017 Niger ambush, a research paper by master s student Melody Alexander , has been accepted for presentation at the  69th Annual ICA Conference in Washington, D.C . The innovative study uses a qualitative approach to evaluate Twitter users attitudes and opinions surrounding the tragic death of  Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson. The paper is the result of a class project developed while Alexander was taking Dr. Geana’s   J803 research course.

Would you like to learn more about experimental research, develop novel laboratory studies to enhance your research agenda, or actively get involved in current projects on the psychological impact of mediated messages? Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty are welcome to join Associate Professor Mugur Geana on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at 5:15 p.m. at the Experimental Research Media Laboratory (SF 116) to start the creation of an Experimental Research Club for the J-School. This first meeting aims to explore the level of interest, brainstorm on the name of the club, provide information about available experimental equipment, ​discuss members’ interests, and share information on current projects that could benefit club members.
Student News
Senior Lara Korte will be covering the Kansas Legislature for The Kansas City Star for the spring semester.
Get The New York Times for free
All full-time Lawrence campus KU students now have free access to The New York Times online.
William Allen White's birthday party
Mark your calendars: The J-School will be commemorating William Allen White s 151st birthday on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. Join us for cupcakes in the Clarkson Gallery!
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 specialist , League of Kansas Municipalities (Topeka, Kansas)
Multimedia reporter/journalist , Entravision, (Denver, Colorado)
Executive director for marketing , Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas)
Morning co-anchor , WIBW (Topeka, Kansas)
Weekend sports anchor/reporter , KSNB-TV (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Radio promotions assistant , Entravision (Denver, Colorado)
Multimedia content producer , Entravision (Denver, Colorado)
Account executive , Entercom Radio (Wichita, Kansas)
Marketing consultant , Eagle Communications (Junction City, Kansas)
Graphic designer , Great Bend Tribune (Great Bend, Kansas)
Marketing and social media intern , Flint Hills publishing (remote)
Public relations intern , Burns and McDonnell ( Kansas City )
Second Century News Fellowship , Wisconsin Public Radio (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Inbound marketing intern , Thruline Marketing (Lenexa, Kansas)
Summer intern , Finsbury (New York City)
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.

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.
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.
Contests, Awards and Scholarships
The Great Plains Journalism Awards contest is accepting entries until Jan. 31. 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.  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. 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.

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.
JSchool Tech
Alumni Update
Darryll L. Fortune, 1983 J-School graduate, is principal consultant of SmallFortune Public Relations & Marketing, LLC, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He hosts a talk radio show, A Brand New You, which is a self-help program focused on taking positive actions to overcome barriers in life. He also co-owns FortuNuts , a packaged nuts business with his wife, Melanie Fortune , who is also a KU graduate.

Phil Wilke , 1987 J-School graduate, has been named general manager of North State Public Radio , the NPR affiliate based at Chico University in Chico, California. Previously, he had been development director at KRWG Public Media in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and media manager at Kansas Public Radio in Lawrence.

Sheppard Hale , 1993 J-School graduate, is a partner in the Tax Dispute Section and chair of the International Tax Section of the law firm of Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Atlanta, Georgia. Last year, he published 13 articles in major tax journals, including the Journal of Taxation, Journal of International Taxation, International Tax Journal, Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure, Taxes – The Tax Magazine, and Journal of Real Estate Taxation. In addition, Hale was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel. Hale was invited to speak/present in 2018 at the Southern Federal Tax Institute, Tennessee Federal Tax Conference, Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference, Georgia Estate Planning Conference, and American Institute of Federal Taxation.

Erin Curtis-Dierks , 1997 J-School graduate, and Amy Nouri , 2010 J-School graduate, have joined Katie Hollar Barnard , 2003 J-School graduate, at her legal marketing agency, Firesign . Erin is the marketing project manager and Amy is the vice president of public relations and programming for the agency. 
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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