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

Season of giving
We would like to invite all J-School students, faculty and staff to participate in the Adopt-A-Family Holiday Bureau this year. We've adopted a family of five and hope that you will make their season a bright one. If you would like to help, we will be collecting cash donations until Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. Please bring donations to the dean's office in 200 Stauffer-Flint or to Shola Aromona or Matt Blomberg in Room 113, Stauffer-Flint.
Faculty and staff
KU IRB Administrator Jocelyn Isley will teach a training session on important changes in human subjects regulations from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 30 in Stauffer-Flint 303.  
Student news and opportunities
Campaigns students in Assistant Professor Joseph Erba's class presented their rebranding campaign for Dads of Douglas County on Nov. 14. Dads of Douglas County, a local nonprofit organization, had tasked students with developing a new brand identity for the organization that would reflect the diversity of dads and father figures in the community. Students have concomitantly been working on an awareness campaign for Communities in Schools, a national nonprofit organization, and will present their campaigns on Dec. 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center. Due to limited seating, please email Joseph Erba if you would like to attend the presentations.

Lisa Loewen's Campaigns students will present to their client, North Topeka Arts and Entertainment District, Dec. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the NOTO Arts Center in Topeka.

J-School senior Kailin Stinson, a candidate to graduate in December, has accepted a full-time position as a website marketer with Thruline Marketing in Lenexa, Kansas. She interned the past year at Thruline.

The KU Student Ambassador program is seeking more J-School students to join its team. Ambassadors represent KU by giving one-hour walking tours of campus, giving residence hall tours, being the student voice on special event discussion panels, and chatting with future Jayhawks. You can learn more at an info session Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at the KU Visitor Center, 1502 Iowa St., or apply here.
Verge Campus is looking for student writers. Contributors are expected to write and publish three to four stories a month. Learn more and apply here.
Deadline is Dec. 1 to apply for J-School scholarships

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 2019. Scholarships are for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 academic year. The scholarship application can be found here. To begin, click on the red Sign In button at the top of the page. You'll be asked to complete a general application question before moving into the School of Journalism Undergraduate Scholarship Application. Your application is not complete until you submit answers for each essay question and click Finish and Continue. 
Pretty  Presets for Lightroom is offering is $500 bi-annual scholarship. Applicants must
research and compose an essay-style Adobe Lightroom tutorial on one of four selected topics. Deadline to apply is Dec. 15. Get more details here. 
Applications are now open for Buff Guy Media's Digital Media Scholarship Program. Students applying for the $1,500 scholarship must answer three questions relating to digital technology. Deadline to enter is Dec. 7. Get more details here. 
Applications are now being accepted for the Radio Television Digital News Association's 2019 scholarships and fellowships. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 18. RTDNF offers eight scholarships for journalism students and four fellowships for professional broadcast or digital journalists with fewer than 10 years of experience. Learn more here.
Internship and job opportunities
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. Some recent opportunities include:

Media manager, InQuest Marketing (Kansas City)
Communications coordinator, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department (Lawrence, Kansas)
Sports reporter, Muscatine Journal (Muscatine, Iowa)

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
Midwest Cancer Alliance Internship
The Midwest Cancer Alliance has openings for community outreach interns. The internship will be located at the KU Clinical Research Center in Fairway, Kansas. Send resumes to Ashley Adorante at

Internships in Washington, D.C. 
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. 

Fellowship opportunities for minorities
The Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities is a competitive program for those who want to write, report and tell important stories. The program seeks to diversify newsrooms and editorial staffs by launching the careers of those from underrepresented groups as newspaper or magazine journalists. Two awards are given annually ­ -- each worth more than $65,000. The winners study in the Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism master's program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Deadline to apply is Jan. 15. Learn more here.  
Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship 
Cultural Vistas, a nonprofit organization that provides international exchange opportunities to students and young professionals, invites students to apply to the Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship (JED), a funded fellowship program that gives student journalists from the United States and Germany the opportunity to meet their peers and learn about the role that disinformation plays in political coverage in both countries. Each year, up to eight German and eight American journalism students are selected to participate in this weeklong program in Washington, D.C., and New York, which will focus on political coverage in the United States and Germany and analyze the trend of "fake news." Learn more here.
Facebook workshop

The J-School is hosting a free training workshop on Facebook Tools for Journalists on Friday, Nov. 30. Pulitzer Prize winner Rachel Piper will lead the training on behalf of the Society of Professional Journalists. Piper has been the digital news editor at the Salt Lake City Tribune and became the senior news director for digital content at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel this month.
Who: Facebook and SPJ  
What: SPJ trainers share products and tools -- including Facebook Live, Groups, Creators app and CrowdTangle -- that help journalists leverage Facebook and Instagram for news gathering, storytelling and connecting with their audiences.
When:  Nov. 30, 9-11 a.m.
Where: Clarkson Gallery, Stauffer-Flint Hall 
Details: Through a grant from Facebook, SPJ provides this training at no cost to participants, but we ask that participants  register in advance
About the program: In 2018, Facebook partnered with SPJ to train a network of professionals to teach Facebook Tools for Journalists at conferences, workshops and newsrooms around the country. Facebook and SPJ are committed to creating opportunities for journalists everywhere to learn about the ways Facebook tools can help create and share incredible works of journalism, as well as engage the public in the stories about their communities.
Alumni update
Gary Mark Smith, 1984 J-School graduate, is hosting a party to launch his final book project and to thank the KU and Lawrence communities for helping him achieve his goals during his  40-year career photographing the poetry of everyday life on the streets of the world. The book, "Travelogueing The Dark Side: Gatecrashing History, Brainstorming Access, and Engineering Art out of Circumstance -- the ExtremeOphile Field Notes of a One-of-a-Kind Lifetime Art Project Photographing the Streets of the Civilized World's Most Frightening Discomfort Zones." The party is Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St., in Lawrence, Kansas, with a brief artist comment and Q&A session at 7 p.m. The book is available before launch by mail and can be ordered by calling 785-749-2787.
Mark your calendars
Dec. 7: Stop day
Dec. 7: Faculty/staff meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch, Clarkson Gallery
Dec. 14: Last day of finals   
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 22: First day of spring semester
Feb. 1: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., 206 SF  
Feb. 20: KSPA Regional Contest at Kansas Union  
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 11: William Allen White Day & Student Scholarship and Awards Ceremony, Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union 
April 12: Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards
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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