Research, Publications and Presentations
Assistant Professor Hong Vu, Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo and doctoral students Matthew Blomberg, Yuchen Liu and Fatemeh Shayesteh have recently had a paper accepted to Science Communication. The paper, "Social media and environmental activism: Framing climate change on Facebook by global NGOs," looks at the use of several message elements including impacts, actions, and efficacy in the ways 189 global climate NGOs from 18 countries communicate climate change. Hung Viet Do is another co-author of the paper. 

Doctoral student Pan Liu gave a talk entitled “Ideologies behind media systems between China and the United States” in the Global Media class at Eastern New Mexico University. He was invited by Professor Ed Caffrey, and the talk was delivered Oct. 14 via Zoom. Pan wishes to thank doctoral student Annalise Baines for her thought-provoking ideas in preparing the talk. 

Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator, led a Zoom session on LinkedIn, resumés and virtual interviews for Baker University students on Oct. 11.  

The Center for Undergraduate Research is taking applications for the Spring 2021 UGRA competition. The deadline for student proposals is Oct. 29. Online guidance and individual virtual advising appointments are available to help students prepare strong applications. More information here.

The University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize mid-career faculty members at KU, are now open for nominations. The awards cover all fields of scholarship including arts, humanities, architecture and design, music, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, medicine, clinical science, pharmacy, social sciences, social welfare, education, journalism, law and business. Learn more here.
Student News and Opportunities
The University Daily Kansan has been named a 2020 Online Pacemaker Award finalist in the Associated Collegiate Press college media competition. Pacemaker finalists will be recognized and the Pacemaker winners announced virtually at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 during the Fall National College Media Convention. Read the news release.

The Dow Jones News Fund invites college juniors, seniors and graduate students to apply for paid summer 2021 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multi-platform editing. The application deadline is Nov. 9. The News Fund will select up to 80 college journalists for internships with news organizations across the country. Those selected also will benefit from weeklong, pre-internship training, $1,500 scholarships, memberships to journalism groups, and access to the DJNF alumni network for jobs and mentoring. Learn more here.

The Carnegie-Knight News21 program is now accepting applications. During the spring semester, students take part in a seminar taught by News21 Executive Editor Jacqueline Petchel. During the summer, fellows work full time out of a digital newsroom at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Learn more here.
ACES scholarships: Applications are now being accepted for scholarships through the ACES Education Fund, which awards six scholarships annually. ACES: The Society for Editing is the nation’s leading organization of editing professionals, educators and students. Learn more and apply here.

The Reynolds Journalism Institute’s 2020-21 Student Innovation Competition at the Missouri School of Journalism invites college students to participate by tackling engagement with a news organization. A student or student team will partner with a news organization to devise an engagement idea innovative to that organization. Applications detailing the team’s idea are due by Oct. 31. The chosen finalist teams will implement their idea at the partner news organization for three months before presenting the results on Feb. 26, 2021, in front of judges and the public on Zoom. First-place prize is $10,000. More details here.

The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association is now accepting applications for its Reese Cleghorn Internship program, which supports developing college-student journalists by providing experience in newsrooms in Maryland, Delaware or the District of Columbia through eight-week paid summer internships. 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.

Multimedia journalist, WIBW (Topeka, Kansas)
Copy editor/page designer, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Summer internships, Seattle Times (Seattle, Washington)
Social media and communications student hourly, KU Department of Chemistry (Lawrence, Kansas)
Pulliam Journalism Fellowship, Indianapolis Star and Arizona Republic
J-School Virtual Career Fair is Oct. 28
Student registration for the Oct. 28 Virtual Journalism Career Fair is now open! Students of all majors and classes are welcome to sign up here and set up mini-interviews with representatives from the organizations. Employers will be able to register through Friday, Oct 23. Students are encouraged to revisit the app through the week and register until the day of the fair. Here are the companies that have committed to the fair so far:
Career and Outreach Office to provide interview, career fair tips
In preparation for the fair, the Career and Outreach Office will share tips at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21. The session is designed to provide interview advice, so students get the most out of the fair experience. 
Meeting ID: 818 5133 2323 
Passcode: R31qe5 
For more information, contact Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator, at
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters' 2020 Virtual Convention kicks off tomorrow through Oct. 22. Registration is free for students and educators. Attendees will learn about key opportunities and challenges facing broadcast industry leaders, innovators and professionals across the country, plus get the latest on news, sales, engineering, management topics and more. Register here.

The J-School is a co-sponsor of Civic Engagement Office Hours, a weekly Zoom drop-in session each week in October for anyone with questions about local voting procedures this year. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew and KU staff members will assist as needed to help provide credible sources and answers so that our communities can vote confidently and safely. Learn more here.

Associate Professor Peter Bobkowski will moderate a panel discussion: “Trump-Biden in the Eyes of Eastern European News Media. What’s U.S. Election Coverage Like in Russia, Belarus, Hungary, Poland, and Serbia?” The online event, on Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., is sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. Register here.
JSchool Tech
Virtual JBar
At the Virtual JBar, you can leave a question for us in the general channel or join labbies for their office hours: 4-6 p.m. on Sundays with Emma, and 6-8 p.m. Thursdays with Natalie. You also may see Natalie and Emma as Tech TAs in your skills classes, so check your class Blackboard for that information. 
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.

JST Events
How to edit a reel. A video reel is a perfect way to get your brand across quickly. This session is from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19. Sign up here.
Tuesday Oct. 20-22
Adobe Max: Students can sign up for Adobe Max events - a great way to learn some skills and hear from industry leaders. Oct. 20-22.

Alumni Update
Mark McCormick, William Allen White Foundation trustee, has been appointed by Gov. Laura Kelly to the Kansas African American Affairs Commission. The commission devises strategies to address the public policy concerns of the African American community through its partnerships with state agencies, corporations and foundations. 

Jill Jess, 1989 J-School graduate, is the on-site communications manager for FleishmanHillard’s client General Motors. 

Jonathan Shorman, 2012 J-School graduate, has accepted the role of lead political reporter at the Kansas City Star.

Evan Parsons, 2020 J-School graduate, is an account executive at GlynnDevins. 

Michael Swain, 2020 J-School graduate, is the Iowa State beat writer for 247Sports.
In Memoriam
Elizabeth Ann Duckers, 1955 J-School graduate, died Oct. 11 at the age of 86. Read her obituary.
Oct. 20-22: Kansas Association of Broadcasters Virtual Convention,
Oct. 28: J-School Career Fair (online)
Dec. 4: Faculty and staff meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Zoom
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