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William Allen White Day events

Students, faculty and staff, please mark your calendars for April 24-27 to attend a full slate of events to commemorate the 150th birth year of William Allen White. Read the news release.

April 24
  • Pete Souza, White House photographer for Presidents Obama and Reagan, will give a lecture and presentation at 7 p.m. at the Lied Center. Free and open to the public. Read the news release.
April 25
April 26
  • Hot dog lunch for J-School students, faculty, staff, alumni and special guests. 11:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery, Stauffer-Flint Hall.
  • William Allen White Day program, "The Future of Journalism" panel discussion with previous National Citation award winners and J-School students. 3:30 p.m., Ballroom, Kansas Union. Free and open to the public.
April 27
  • Scholarships and Awards presentation and luncheon and Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards. Noon, Ballroom, Kansas Union.
Faculty and staff
Associate Professor Carol Holstead was quoted in the March 12 issue of The Wall Street Journal in a story (p. A8) about professors banning laptops and requiring students to take notes longhand. The reporter identified Holstead as a source because of a story she wrote in 2015 about banning laptops, "The Benefits No-Tech Note Taking," which appeared in T he Chronicle of Higher Education.
Nominations for the John Katich Award for Creativity are due to the dean's office by Monday, April 16. 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. The award will be presented at the last faculty meeting of the year on May 4.

The Center for Undergraduate Research is taking job descriptions from faculty members and research staff who are interested in mentoring a student through the  Emerging Scholars Program  during the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 academic year. People interested in submitting a job description must attend one of two info sessions listed below. No need to RSVP.  The deadline to submit a job description is May 1. More information can be found on thewebsite or by emailing
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1-2 p.m., Malott Room, Kansas Union
  • Friday, April 6, 2018, 1-2 p.m., Malott Room, Kansas Union
Research and presentations
IMC program director and faculty member  Matt Tidwell presented his research project, "Strong prior reputation: a help or hindrance in reputational crises?" at the 2018 International Crisis and Risk Communications Conference at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on March 14.

The Diversity and Inclusion Action Group (DIAG) invites the submission of proposals for the 2018-2019 Applied Research Award. The award is open to faculty as well as doctoral candidates. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. April 23. Get the details.
Student news and opportunities
University of Kansas journalism students won three events in the television category and two events in the radio category at the 2018 Kansas Association of Broadcasters competition. The first-place recipients will receive their awards on April 3 at Kansas State University.
Top finishers for KU in TV were:
  • Enterprise news package, "The Carillonist," Grant Stephens
  • Complete news feature, "Joe's Journey," Jackson Kurtz
  • Station website, KUJH News, Ilana KarpAlana Flinn and Dan Garrett
Top finishers for KU in radio were the following:
  • Complete news feature, "Museum of the Odd," Christian Hardy
  • Sports play-by-play, KU men's basketball v. Kansas State Jan. 13, Jackson SchneiderMarco Marquez
Also in the TV category, the KU team of  Mallory Houser and  Courtney Gehrke placed second in complete newscast for KUJH News, Dec. 6, 2017.  Lauren Davidson received honorable mention in hard news package, "Racism leads to firing Burger King manager."
Other KU placers in the radio category were  Garrett Mould, second in complete news feature, "Bitcoin and the Future of Currency (with Andreas Antonopolous)"; and  Paul KlineJean-Jacques Corbier and  Ellie Fehlig, second in station website.  Jordan Winter received honorable mention in complete news feature for "D.A.R.E. Does It Work?"
The Tom Murphy Fellowship is designed to develop and enrich a recent KU graduate interested in pursuing a career in sports and entertainment marketing. This competitive position provides the opportunity to work at Octagon, a leading global marketing agency, and learn from top experts in the field. The candidate will work closely with a variety of divisions, including creative, research, media rights and sponsorship consulting to learn about the intricacies of sports and entertainment marketing. The six-month fellowship in Chicago runs from June 15 to Dec. 31, 2018, and pays $2,700 a month. Deadline is April 13. Learn more here.

ProPublica is seeking data and reporting fellows to join one of America's most innovative
investigative newsrooms to work on covering the 2018 election. Deadline to apply is March 31. Learn more here. 
Internships and jobs
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:

Reporter, KNOP-TV (North Platte, Nebraska)
Outside sales and marketing, Alenco (Lawrence and Kansas City)
Brand ambassador, VeoRide (Lawrence, Kansas)
Morning news producer, KSNB-TV (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Multimedia marketing specialist, KNOP/KNPL/KIIT-TV (North Platte, Nebraska)
Program director, iHeartMedia stations (Wichita, Kansas)
Copywriter, Skillpath (Mission, Kansas)
Social media specialist, Stivers Staffing services (Overland Park, Kansas)

Digital marketing intern, National Healthcareer Association (Leawood, Kansas)
Graphic design intern, Folk Alliance International (Kansas City, Missouri)
Communications and marketing intern, Folk Alliance International (Kansas City, Missouri)
Marketing intern, Allen Press (Lawrence, Kansas)
Marketing communications intern, Kaw Valley Engineering (Kansas City, Missouri)
Marketing and communications intern, NourishKC (Kansas City)
Corporate communications internship, KCP&L (Kansas City, Missouri)

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
Area recruiter to host information booth on Wednesday

Audrey Lombardo, senior recruitment manager at Division-D, will host an information booth from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Clarkson Gallery, sharing internship and job opportunities.  The digital media partner and advertising network has headquarters in Columbia, Missouri, and offices in Kansas City, Missouri, Chicago, and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Scholarships and contests
The School of Journalism is holding its first-ever competition for students to submit photos and videos representing the subject "Diversity and You." Entrants have a wide latitude to express their views of diversity as it affects them and others. Awards will be offered in each category: $400 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place. Learn more here.

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters will award up to $2,000 in individual scholarships to next semester's juniors and seniors. Application deadline is May 1. Get the details. 
Students are invited to participate in a focus groups for Core Spaces, an apartment complex seeking research information about the Lawrence market. Ilana Karp, J-School senior, is organizing the focus groups, which are at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. on March 29 in room 305 at Anschutz Library. Time commitment is 30-45 minutes, and participants will receive free food and a $10 gift card. Questions? Email Karp at
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, in partnership with Park University, is presenting Baseball Book Notes "Double Play,"  at 10 a.m. April 7 at the museum in Kansas City, Missouri. The program includes historian James W. Johnson, author of The Black Bruins, chronicling the story of Jackie Robinson and other teammates for UCLA's football team in the 1940s. The second program includes photographers Ira Block and Byron Motley, who each have published collections of photographs from Cuba, featuring baseball and culture. Download the flier. 
Alumni update
J.B. Forbes, 1973 graduate, and Rob Rains, 1978 graduate, were inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame on March 17. Forbes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He will be a guest panelist at the "Politics and the Media" panel discussion during the William Allen White birthyear celebration on April 25. Rains runs and was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. He has written or co-written more than 30 books, most on baseball.
Three generations of Jayhawk Journalists met Friday night at a KU basketball watch party in Scottsdale, Arizona. (From left) Andrew Joseph (j'12), Steve Cohen (j'73) and Patrick Sturgeon (1987). (Photograph by Associate Professor Max Utsler)
In Memoriam
Former J-School professor dies

David Dary, former KU School of Journalism professor, died March 15 at age 83. Dary graduated from KU with a master's degree in journalism and taught at the school for 20 years. He left in 1989 to become head of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Oklahoma. Read his obituary.
Helen Fry Wiens, 1952 J-School graduate, died March 5 at the age of 88. Read her obituary.
Jayhawk Journalist
The winter digital-only edition of the Jayhawk Journalist is available now. Just go to to read alumni, student and faculty features.
Mark your calendars
March 27: Jessie-Lea Messick Williams Centennial Celebration, 5 p.m., Oread Hotel 
April 3: Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Seminar and Career Fair, Manhattan, Kansas
April 2: Janice Collins, Visiting Enhancing Excellence Scholar (VEES), lecture and reception, 4 p.m., Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union
April 10: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9 a.m., Clarkson Gallery 
April 24:
Pete Souza lecture/presentation, 7 p.m., Lied Center
April 25: Hot dog lunch for J-School students, faculty, staff and alumni, 11:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
April 25: Panel discussion, "Media and Politics" with KU alumni Pulitzer Prize winners, 4-5 p.m., 3139 Wescoe
April 25: Film premiere of "William Allen White, What's the Matter with Kansas," 5:30 p.m., 3139 Wescoe
April 25:
Susanne Shaw retirement reception, 6:30 p.m., Clarkson Gallery 
April 26: William Allen White Day program, "The Future of Journalism," with previous National Citation award winners, 3:30 p.m., Kansas Union, Ballroom
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 5: Judging for the KSPA State Contest
May 12: J-School Recognition ceremony, 8:30 a.m., Lied Center 

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