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. 

Research and presentations
Ph.D. candidate Roseann Pluretti presented at the 2017 annual convention for the National Communication Association. She presented with six other colleagues on a discussion panel entitled "Forecast Gaming with The Thing From the Future: Imagining and Hacking into the Future For Our Legacy, Our Relevance." She also served as chair of the Communication and the Future Division and served as the division's representative on NCA's Legislative Assembly.
Campaigns presentations

Professor Tien Lee's Strategic Campaigns students will present at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Dyche Hall. The client is the KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum.

Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen's Strategic Campaigns students will present at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The client is Kaleidoscope, a Hallmark-sponsored creative space in Kansas City. 
Faculty and staff
Social Justice Fellows Program

The University of Kansas Office of Multicultural Affairs is accepting applications for the 2018 cohort of the Social Justice Fellows Program. Now entering its third year, the program provides intensive direction to faculty and staff on issues of social justice, inclusion and systemic oppression. The deadline is Dec. 8. Apply 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:

Junior copywriter, Fennec Industries (Prairie Village, Kansas)
Business partner/store operations communications, Target

Channel manager, social strategy, VML, Kansas City
Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship, FleishmanHillard (Kansas City)

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 students Maria Ernst and Jack Graham finished in the top three in a sales simulation competition earlier this month and won cash prizes. The competition, sponsored by VMware, was open to all KU undergraduates and was hosted by the Professional Selling Program at the KU School of Business. Students had to submit a 200-word response to the prompt, "Why I am a good entrant for the VMware Sales Simulation Competition." Selected participants then received a mini-case study for the competition, which was held the week of Nov. 13.

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.

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 14th annual KU Professionals for Inclusion and Social Justice (ISJ) Graduate Research Conference on Feb. 2. Learn more here.  
Apply now for spring Kansan positions

The Kansan is still hiring for the spring semester! Positions are available for section editors, reporters, photographers, designers and more. Section editor applications are due at 11:59 tonight. Applications for other paid positions are due Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11:59 p.m. All applications should be sent to spring editor-in-chief Chandler Boese at Details 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. 
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.

April Matthews, the Peace Corps campus representative for the University of Kansas, will have an information booth from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Clarkson Gallery. She will discuss opportunities to volunteer with governments, schools, nonprofit organizations, non-government organizations and entrepreneurs in education, business, information technology, agriculture, health and environment. For more information, visit
Alumni update
C.J. Moore, 2007 J-School graduate, has published a book, "Beyond the Streak," about KU men's basketball's 13 straight Big 12 titles. Learn more or order a copy here.

Mark Mears, 1984 J-School graduate, was featured in this KU Alumni Association article written by his' daughter, Brianna Mears, a J-School sophomore.  
Mark your calendars
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
Dec. 16: Winter break begins
Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 16: First day of classes for spring semester
Jan. 26: Faculty meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., 206 Stauffer-Flint Hall
Feb. 15: Deadline to enter Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Awards
Feb. 23: Judging for the KSPA Regional Contest
March 2: Faculty meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., 206 Stauffer-Flint Hall
March 7: J-School Career Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kansas Union
March 19-23: Spring break
April 3: Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Seminar and Career Fair, Manhattan, Kansas
April 26: William Allen White Day program, 3:30 p.m., Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
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 

To see all J-School events, go to
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