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. 

Approximately 30 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. The J-School Career and Outreach Office will host a presentation at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Clarkson Gallery to help students prepare for the career fair. For more information, contact Steve Rottinghaus at Find out which organizations have committed to attend the fair on the J-School website.
Faculty and staff
Professor Tien Lee's article, titled "Print newspaper readers more politically active," with co-author Yuki Fujioka of Georgia State University, has been published in the summer 2017 issue of Newspaper Research Journal.

Assistant Professor Hong Vu has been awarded the New Faculty General Research Fund, which will be used as seed money to build his research program in climate change communication.
Research and presentations
The J-School Graduate Student Association is hosting a Cookies and Collaboration research event at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Clarkson Gallery. The event will feature current faculty and student research interests and projects with the goal of developing collaboration and mentorship. Presenters will be given five minutes to outline their research and current projects. All faculty and graduate students are invited to present. Please contact Roseann Pluretti by Oct. 20 if you would like to be a presenter. Open discussion will follow the presentations. Cookies and refreshments will be served.
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:

Reporter/multimedia journalist, NBC Nebraska (Hastings, Nebraska) 

Reporting internship, FOX4 (Kansas City)
Social media intern, Rally House (Lenexa, 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 internships

Bill Hill of will be at Stauffer-Flint Hall on Nov. 13 interviewing J-School candidates for 2018 summer internships. Interested students for the on-campus interview must submit their resume to Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator, by noon, Nov. 6. The resumes will be forwarded to Hill, who will determine the number of students he will interview.
Student opportunities
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.

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.

Glamour is looking for women with strong leadership skills who excel in extracurricular activities or athletics and give back to their community or campus in some way. Entrants could receive $10,000, connections with leaders in their field, and a profile in a future issue. Deadline is Nov. 1. Learn more and apply here.  
Contests and conferences

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. The first deadline, for feature writing, is Oct. 31. See all the categories and deadlines here, and contact Lisa McLendon if you would like to enter the competition.

Students are encouraged to register for the American Advertising Federation's Spark KC conference on 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.  

The Journalism Student Leadership Board and the J-School Office of Communications is conducting a design contest open to all students majoring or minoring in journalism at KU. The winning design may be printed on T-shirts offered for sale to students, faculty, staff and alumni of the J-School. The winning designer will be awarded a $50 Amazon gift card. See rules and how to enter on the J-School website.  
What Does Diversity Mean to You?

The J-School's Diversity and Inclusion Action Group
is sponsoring a lunchtime discussion titled "What Does Diversity Mean To You?" on Oct. 25. Students, faculty and staff are invited to this free lunch to share their thoughts on diversity, equity and inclusion from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Clarkson Gallery.

Alberto Araujo, J-School graduate student, is presenting a symposium this week about his experience as a collaborator with the international journalistic investigation Panama Papers. He collaborated from Ecuador, his home country, with other 300 journalists from all over the world to disclose a net of dirty money hidden in Panama. During this event, Ramón Alvarado, a Ph.D. student in philosophy, also will present what business ethics can tell us about the Panama Papers. The event is this Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at ECM, 1204 Oread Avenue. The symposium is organized by the Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO).
Download the flier. 
J-School instructor Mike Vrabac is offering a workshop for students, "Tell and Sell your Story," from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 in Clarkson Gallery. The workshop will cover presentation and interview skills and tips on presenting your brand with intent and clarity. Learn more here.

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 spotting 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.

The annual KU Food Drive is underway! You can drop off non-perishable food items in the Resource Center through Oct. 31. All donations benefit "Just Food" of Douglas County, which supplies the KU food pantry Campus Cupboard. All donations will fight hunger and food insecurity by going directly to community members and students in need. Learn more or share the Facebook event. 

Please note: The media literacy event originally scheduled for Nov. 1 at the Lawrence Public Library has been postponed. Please watch the Monday Memo for a rescheduled date. 
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
Cole Anneberg, 2017 J-School graduate, is a marketing specialist for BKD CPAs and Advisors in Kansas City, Missouri.
Candice Tarver, 2017 J-School graduate, is a copy editor at The Hill in Washington, D.C.
Katie Kutsko, 2016 J-School graduate, is assistant program manager at American Press Institute in Washington, D.C.
Mark your calendars
Oct. 25: What Does Diversity Mean to You? 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
Oct. 26: Portfolios, LinkedIn and Resumes workshop, 4 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
Oct. 27: Faculty meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., Room 206
Nov. 2: Let's Talk about your Career Fair Plan, 4 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
Nov. 9: Career Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kansas Room, Kansas Union
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. 15: Last day of finals
Feb. 23: Judging for the KSPA Regional Contest
May 5: Judging for the KSPA State Contest 

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