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

J-School alumni and professors were speakers at the interdisciplinary workshop on Misinformation in the Social Media Age on Nov. 9 at The Commons. The event  drew more than 100 attendees including communications professionals and scholars from other universities as well as KU faculty, staff and students. J-School participants included Dean Ann Brill, Jerry Crawford, Joseph Erba, Mugur Geana, Crystal Lumpkins, Lisa McClendon, Hyunjin Seo, Matt Tidwell, Hong Vu and Doug Ward. J-School alums who spoke at the event were: Vickie Walton-James, senior national editor at National Public Radio (top photo); Desiree Fish, vice president of global communications, TripAdvisor (photo, above right); Eric Nelson, assistant managing editor/digital, at The Kansas City Star; and Colleen McCain Nelson, editorial page editor at The Kansas City Star. The workshop was organized by Hyunjin Seo and Fengjun Li, associate professor of computer science. 

Guest speakers in Associate Professor's Max Utsler's J540 Sports, Media and Society class this semester were: 
Richard Konzem, college sports business consultant
Jeff Chadiha, reporter, NFL Network
Mike Swanson, vice president of broadcasting and communication, Kansas City Royals
Blair Kerkhoff, reporter, The Kansas City Star
Dennis Dodd, reporter, 
Danny Clinkscale, reporter, Sports Radio 810 WHB
Tim Robisch, general manager, Great Plains Radio
Roger Twibell, former ABC Sports broadcaster
Amy Perko (via Skype), executive director, the Knight Commission
Research and presentations
Professor Tien Lee's invited review essay, "Trust and Credibility in News Media," has appeared on the home page of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (JMCQ), the flagship journal of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. This essay is part of JMCQ's Virtual Theme Collection. Read the article.

Assistant Professor Hyejin Bang 's article, " The Role of Brand Prominence and Brand Disclosure Timing on the Sharing of Viral Video Marketing," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Interactive Marketing. 

Doctoral student Liefu Jiang has received a grant from the Center for Migration Research at KU for research on the relationship between social media usage and Chinese students' acculturation in the United States. 
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:

Graphic designer, Great Plains Media (Lawrence, Kansas)
On-air production/promotion, Great Plains Media (Lawrence, Kansas)

Reporting intern, Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, Kansas)
Internal communications intern, Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kansas)
Summer internships, Louisville Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)

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
Student news and opportunities
J-School student Sara Li, whose Project Consent won a Webby Award earlier this year, also was recently recognized by Ink magazine as one of its "30 Under 30" honorees. Read the KU News story.

KUJH-TV, the KU student news TV station, is now on Instagram. Follow @kujh_tv to keep updated on local events and see what work the journalism students are doing.

Applications are now being accepted for student orientation assistant positions at KU. Orientation assistants represent the university to incoming students, families and guests. The team serves all orientation programs, domestic and international, Hawk Week and the fall learning communities, seminars and UNIV courses. If you have questions, please contact Jessica Mattes at Application deadline is Dec. 1. Apply here.
Most of the the large media organizations are looking for summer interns now. CNN, NBC, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Politico and many other news outlets have deadlines for their internships in just a few weeks, so you need to apply now. Check out this comprehensive list of internships and deadlines and make sure you apply! If you need help with your resume or cover letter, make an appointment to see our career and outreach coordinator, Steve Rottinghaus, at

The American Society of Magazine Editors is now accepting applications for the   ASME Magazine Internship Program 2018, a 10-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington, D.C. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1. Students who are interested should contact Associate Professor Carol Holstead.

Deadlines are approaching to apply for internships in Washington, D.C., as part of, a program designed for students to gain experience working in the nation's capital. Summer programs are available in several specialties, including journalism, international affairs, public policy and others. Learn more here.

Odyssey ( ), an online platform for millennials who want to share their voice, is currently looking for student writers. Apply here or contact Angel Tran at with questions.

Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals for the 14thannual KU Professionals for Inclusion and Social Justice (ISJ) Graduate Research Conference on Feb. 2. Learn more here. 
Hearst Journalism Fellowship

The Hearst Journalism Fellowship is actively recruiting for its next class that starts in late summer 2018. The fellowship is a two-year program focusing on journalism in a changing digital world. The fellowship program consists of two 12-month rotations at top metro papers. Fellows will receive training, mentoring and real-world experience alongside top journalists who are using cutting-edge tools to tell stories through data, video, and more. Hearst Fellows are full-time employees with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and relocation assistance. Learn more.
Scholarships and contests
Each year, students are eligible to apply for School of Journalism scholarships. All students admitted to the school are encouraged to apply. Students who receive KU renewable scholarships should note that the School of Journalism will likely be funding those scholarships during their junior and senior years. Students receiving renewable scholarships should still apply for journalism scholarships; additional funds may be available. Applications are due Dec. 1, and scholarship recipients will be notified in April 2018. Scholarships are for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 academic year.  Apply here.

Deadlines are approaching for the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, which
provide 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 Pretty Presets for Lightroom Scholarship Program will award a $500 scholarship bi-annually to a high school or college student who submits a unique essay and meets the requirements detailed on its scholarship web page. Deadline to enter is Dec. 15. 
Join Dean Ann Brill this week for the last Doughnuts with the Dean of the semester at 9 a.m. on Nov. 15 in the Clarkson Gallery. The dean would like to hear your thoughts about journalism, the J-School, KU and you!

The J-School is co-sponsoring a Global Headline Series event: "Has Our Democracy Been Hacked? Russian Interference, Cybersecurity, Micro-Targeting & the 2016 Election," from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Centennial Room of the Kansas Union. Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo will be a panelist, along with Alexandru Bardas, assistant professor of electrical engineering & computer science; Patrick Miller, assistant professor of political science; and Erik Scott, associate professor of history.

Juju Chang, ABC News "Nightline" co-anchor, will be the guest speaker for the Dole Institute of Politics' 2017 Journalism and Politics Lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the institute, 2350 Petefish Drive. The event is free and open to the public. 

The J-School is sponsoring a Media Literacy Town Hall discussion Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Public Library. J-School professors and local media professionals will lead a dialogue about the current media landscape and how to evaluate news for accuracy and validity. Members of the community are encouraged to attend and ask questions or offer comment.
Career Fair recap

Ninety-four students, including 46 seniors and 25 juniors, attended the J-School Career Fair last Thursday at the Kansas Union to learn more about internship and job opportunities. Eleven sophomores and eight freshmen in addition to a master's student in digital content strategy also visited the fair. Three attendees did not list their year in school. The students visited with 24 organizations from the Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka at the five-hour event. Here's the breakdown by major:
Journalism: 86; strategic communication: 65; news and information: 20; master's in digital content strategy: 1; marketing: 2; communications: 1; business administration: 1; political science: 1; film and media: 1; photo media: 1. (one student didn't note a major)
The next J-School Career Fair is scheduled for March 7, 2018, at the Kansas Union.
Alumni update
J.B. Forbes, 1973 J-School graduate, and Rob Rains, 1978 J-School graduate, will be inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame next year. Forbes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Rains has been covering St. Louis sports for more than three decades and has written dozens of books with his wife, Sally Rains, who also will be inducted. Read the story.

Brian Purdy, 1981 J-School graduate, will now oversee Chattanooga, Las Vegas, Memphis, and New Orleans with a title of CBS Radio Dallas Market President as part of CBS Radio's merger with Entercom. Read the story.
Purdy also was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Texas Association of Broadcasters. Read the story.

Retired J-School Professor Bruce Linton is featured in this Lawrence Journal-World Veterans Day feature story about a song he wrote for his wife, Chris, while serving in World War II. Read the story.
Mark your calendars
Nov. 15: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
Nov. 23-26: Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 8: Stop Day
Dec. 8: Faculty meeting, 10:30-noon, followed by lunch, Clarkson Gallery
Dec. 11: Media Literacy town hall, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library  
Dec. 15: Last day of finals
Feb. 23: Judging for the KSPA Regional Contest
May 5: Judging for the KSPA State Contest 

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