Inside the School
Adopt-A-Family Holiday Bureau
We would like to invite all J-School faculty, staff and students to participate in the Adopt-A-Family Holiday Bureau this year. We hope that you will make their season a bright one. Please mail your checks or gift cards with a note that your gift is part of a donation from to the J-School Family to: Ballard Center, attention Becky, P.O. Box 7, Lawrence, KS 66044. Deadline is Friday, Dec. 11.
Research, Publications and Presentations
Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo gave a workshop on social media and employment at the 2020 Scientists Exploring Non-Academic Career Choices (SEARCH) Symposium on Nov. 14. 

Associate Professor Genelle Belmas has been selected to participate in a new Public Scholars Group at KU. A partnership between the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the KU Center for Research, and the Hall Center for the Humanities, the project aims to bring together a diverse group of 20-30 faculty to create a forum that provides training and support for sustainable, public writing and other forms of communication among KU researchers. Learn more here.

Doctoral student Michelle Keller recently presented a webinar on crisis communications to members and guests of Nonprofit Connect. Drawing on her own experiences as a corporate communicator, her presentation offered practical tips for dealing with a crisis situation and concluded by inviting attendees to weigh in on three crises that recently captured media attention. This webinar was the second one Keller conducted for Nonprofit Connect in recent months. Earlier this fall, she presented "Secrets of Good Communicators" to the Executive Director Institute, a six-month training program for leaders of nonprofits.

Doctoral student Fatemeh Shayesteh gave a talk on Nov. 11 at KU's Red Hot Graduate Research, sponsored by The Commons. She spoke about the potential of social media in empowering transnational feminist movements, specifically in the context of the #MeToo movement. Fatemeh also received the 2020 Conference Registration Funding from The Commons earlier this year. Shayesteh also has been awarded a University Graduate Dissertation Year Fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year. She would like to thank Dean Ann Brill and Associate Dean Charles Marsh for their support.

Doctoral student Shola Aromona wrote a book chapter on the effects of token resistance and ambiguous communication on gender-based violence, now published in African Women and their networks of support: Intervening connections by Lexington. The chapter is from a research project in Associate Professor Genelle Belmas’ JOUR 804: Qualitative Methodology class.
Photojournalism class creates book documenting the pandemic
This semester’s Journalism 410 Photojournalism class teamed up to create a book of photographs from KU and Lawrence throughout this extraordinary semester. The book, “The New Normal: A Semester at KU Amid the Coronavirus in 2020,” is available to purchase through advance orders. The photographs come from projects focused on student life, the pandemic and the election. Students wanted to document this history, with each photograph telling a different story from this memorable year. The book project is entirely student led, with each member of the class taking on a different position in designing, planning, writing and editing the book. All proceeds from the book will benefit the scholarship funds for the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Student News and Opportunities
Wrapping up a successful semester in The Studio
Over 13 weeks, students in JOUR 210, 488, 552 and 620 (plus volunteers) produced 110 live, in-studio shows. Broadcast students and instructors demonstrated that by following all safety protocols, they were still able to achieve successful, hands-on instruction. Thank to our students and staff for their diligence. Pictured is the Tuesday "Good Morning KU" crew.
J-School scholarship application is open now
Each year, we accept applications for School of Journalism scholarships. All students admitted to the J-School are encouraged to apply. Last year, we distributed more than $600,000 to our students. 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. Even so, additional funds may be available, so those students can still apply. Applications are due Dec. 15. Recipients will be notified in April 2021, and scholarships are for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 academic year. 
Watch this video to learn more about the scholarships.
Apply here (click the red Sign In button at the top, then log in with your KU online ID and password). You may be asked to complete a general application question before moving to the School of Journalism Undergraduate Scholarship Application.
Hear student testimonials on our Instagram account.
The Alliance for Women in Media is now accepting applications for its Gracie Awards, which recognize exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment. Early bird deadline is Dec. 10. Learn more here.

Pettable, a virtual pet care service, is offering a chance at a $1,000 student scholarship to pet lovers by posting a photo of your pet on Instagram. Learn more here.

Little Bundle is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to students of single dads or students who are single dads themselves. Deadline is Dec. 31. Learn more and apply here.

WiseGeek is awarding a $500 scholarship to students who have experienced challenges with mental health or had those close to them who have. Deadline is Dec. 31. Learn more and apply here.
Jobs and Internships
Find career and work opportunities on the J-Schools jobs and internships web page. You may filter by job or internship and full or part time. And dont forget that Career and Outreach Coordinator Steve Rottinghaus can help you with your search. See more job and internship opportunities on the J-School's website and check out the University Career Center’s job and internship board.

Manager, alumni relations, KU Medical Center (Kansas City, Kansas)
Digital media and marketing coordinator, KU Medical Center (Kansas City, Kansas)
News producer, 10/11 Now (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Relationship manager, Eagle Radio (Manhattan, Junction City)
Journalist, Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, Kansas)
Woodrow Wilson Higher Education Media Fellowship
Applications are now open for the Woodrow Wilson Higher Education Media Fellowship, which supports working U.S. journalists interested in learning more about and covering issues related to post-secondary career and technical education (CTE). Selected fellows are awarded $5,000 as a stipend and $5,000 toward a postsecondary CTE reporting project.
JSchool Tech
Save the date for Podcast Palooza!
JSchool Tech is excited to bring you Podcast Palooza, an amazing event with national speakers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan 25. Speakers are Joel Anderson of Slate, Vickie Walton-James of National Public Radio, Sarah Rhea Werner, and Chris Tarry of Gen Z Media. If you are interested in podcasting as a career, a hobby or are just a podcast fan, this event is for you! 

See the full agenda here.
Space is limited, so sign up soon.
Instagram Story graphics in Adobe Spark: Create branded graphics for your Instagram story, mobile or desktop. This tool is quick and easy to use for even the non-designer. Join us 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 for the workshop. Sign up today. 

Podcasting basics: Thinking of starting a podcast? Let us help you get started. Join us 6-7 p.m. Dec. 1. See our agenda and sign up here

Virtual JBar: Need help with final projects? At the Virtual JBar, you can leave a question for us in the general channel or join labbies in the Office Hours Channel.
Office hours this week
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24
Study week hours
4-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3
6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4
Finals week hours
4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10

If you want to work directly with Heather Lawrenz, make an appointment at
We can help with building resumés, video projects or just advancing your tech skills to help you in the job market.
Alumni Update
Madison Graves, 2020 J-School graduate, is a media coordinator for GlynnDevins. 

Madelyne Moloney, 2017 J-School graduate, is director of external communications at NewRez LLC.
In Memoriam
Sara Jane Polk, 1949 J-School graduate, died Nov. 10 at the age of 92. Read her obituary.
Dec. 4: Faculty and staff meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Zoom
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
1435 Jayhawk Boulevard
Stauffer-Flint Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045