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. 

Career Fair is this week
Approximately two dozen businesses will participate in the fall J-School Career Fair on Nov. 9 in the Kansas Room at the Kansas Union. The event, which is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m., is an opportunity for J-School students to connect with organizations looking for internships and entry-level positions. See a list of the companies participating on the J-School website.
Faculty and staff
Scott Reinardy, the Malcolm Applegate Professor in News Management and Editing, will assume the role of associate dean for undergraduate studies on Aug. 1, 2018, after the retirement of Associate Dean Tom Volek. Tien Lee, the William Allen White Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications, will assume the role of Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. Congratulations to all!

Professor Pam Fine worked with an expert facilitator at the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita to develop this year's Montgomery Family Symposium for Kansas publishers and editors. The seminar, held Friday at the center and co-sponsored with the Kansas Press Association, focused on how to develop and execute strategic change.

Cade Cruickshank, J-School director of broadcast operations, is featured in the Office of the Provost's 24 Hours in the Life of KU feature on the website.  
Research and presentations
Associate Professor Mugur Geana and colleagues from the Department of Public Health, KU School of Medicine-Wichita, have been awarded a $750,000 grant by the National Institutes of Health for their proposal, " Texting for Mobility in Overweight/Obese Adults with Peripheral Artery Disease" (PI: Tracie Collins, M.D.). The award is the culmination of over two years of collaboration and pilot studies focused on developing behavioral interventions using multiple approaches (including text messages) to promote physical activity to patients with peripheral artery disease. The original online app used in the pilot studies to deliver and track tailored text messages was developed with support from the Center for Excellence in Health Communication to Underserved Populations (CEHCUP). Dr. Geana is the PI for the subcontract awarded to the Center for Research-KU Lawrence.
Student opportunities, internships and jobs
The University Daily Kansan will be holding interviews during the week of Nov. 13 for Spring 2018 editor-in-chief and business manager. Proposals are due to Jon Schlitt at jschlitt@kansan.comby Nov. 11 at 11:59 p.m.
Spring semester opportunity

If you are a news student interested in working on a project with the Lawrence Journal-World for advanced media credit, check this out:    
The J-School is undertaking a new project with the local news organization to develop a data "channel" online that will feature community business and economic information. Students interested in working on the project could be involved in the following depending on their skills and interests: acquiring data from public sources; developing graphics and data visualizations and other content; researching the news and data interests of the local business community; disseminating crowdsourcing messages; and monitoring audience data. The project is funded by the Online News Association. This independent or directed studies opportunity can be for one to three credits. If you're interested, please email Professor Pam Fine at
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:

News reporter, Emporia Gazette (Emporia, Kansas)
Editor, VML (Kansas City, Missouri)
News producer, KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
Account executive, Eagle Communications (Manhattan, Kansas)
Communications specialist, Lawrence Public Schools (Lawrence, Kansas)
Digital producer/social media coordinator, USA Today Network (Greenville, South Carolina)
News producer, KWCH-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
Writer/editor, IDA Technology (Fort Leavenworth, Kansas)

Editorial intern, St. Louis Blues (St Louis, Missouri)
Digital marketing assistant internship, Spotlight Media Partners (Kansas City, Missouri)
Communications intern, Lutheran Campus Ministry (Lawrence, Kansas)
Internship, WABC-TV (New York, New York)
Strategic marketing and events intern, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association (Lawrence, Kansas)
Marketing/communications intern, School of Business (Lawrence, Kansas)

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
Want a top summer internship? You have to apply now

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.
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.  

In collaboration with the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, the J-School is hosting an interdisciplinary workshop on misinformation in the social media age at The Commons in Spooner Hall on Nov. 9. This workshop brings together scholars and practitioners to examine consequences of and responses to misinformation and fake news in democratic societies. Speakers include 
Rob Faris, research director at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and the lead author on "Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election"; Luther Lowe, vice president of Public Policy at Yelp; Vickie Walton-James, senior national editor at National Public Radio; and Felix Wu, professor of computer science at University of California, Davis. The workshop will also feature news media, industry, scholar and library panels with thought leaders in their respective fields. Boxed lunches will be provided to attendees, and there will be a how to spot fake news contest. This event is supported as part of a Strategic Initiative Grant from the KU Research Investment Council to Associate Professor Fengjun Li (computer science) and Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo (strategic communication). Check out the workshop program and register here.

Students are encouraged to register for the American Advertising Federation's Spark KC conference, which is Nov. 13 at Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. A keynote speaker will discuss advertising followed by talks from young professionals who are starting out in their careers. Students also can review their resumes or portfolios with ad agency professionals and attend a career fair. Learn more here.

In recognition of its 120th anniversary, the Indian Leader, the student newspaper at Haskell Indian Nations University, is welcoming Tim Giago, a well-known Oglala Lakota journalist and newspaper publisher to campus next month. Giago founded the Lakota Times, Lakota Journal and Native Sun News and founded the Native American Journalists Association. He will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Haskell Auditorium. The public is invited.   
J-School Generations survey
Thanks to all of the students who participated in J-School Generations earlier this month! Please help us plan and improve next year's event by taking this survey. We would like all students to take survey, whether you attended J-School Generations or not. Take the survey.
Alumni update
Kimberly Hobbs, 1994 J-School graduate, is now vice president of Corporate Partnerships and Premium Sales for the Kansas City Chiefs. Read the news release.

Ann Weishaar Glaser, 1998 J-School graduate, is marketing planner for ASSA ABLOY, a door and security company in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mark your calendars
Nov. 9: Career Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kansas Room, Kansas Union
Nov. 9: Misinformation in the Social Media Age workshop, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., The Commons
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 

To see all J-School events, go to
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