Research, Publications and Presentations
A research paper by  Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo  and  Assistant Professor Hong Vu , “Transnational Nonprofits’ Social Media Use: A Survey of Communications Professionals and An Analysis of Organizational Characteristics,” has been accepted for publication in the  Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly .

Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo  gave a talk on technology education for underserved populations at the statewide Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK) Advisory Council meeting in Topeka on Sept. 23. ATK works with persons with disabilities or health conditions to help identify technology that can support them reaching their personal goals in school, at work, home or in the community.

Doctoral student Shola Aromona was a panelist Sept. 26 at the September edition of Lawrence Talks, an interdisciplinary platform for accessible academic research, to discuss her research on political candidates' representation on and use of social media, and voters' evaluation of politicians. The panel featured insights from a political science graduate student, a communication studies professor, and Lawrence City Commissioner Matthew Herbert .
Faculty and Staff
Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen conducted an on-stage interview with  Jonny Sun , a featured speaker for this year's Kenneth A. Spencer Lectures series, on Sept. 25 at Liberty Hall. Chen and Sun discussed topics from creative process, the transient nature reflected in his work, and issues of representation on Twitter and in the creative circle. Sun is the best-selling author and illustrator of “everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too” and the illustrator of “Gmorning, Gnight!” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is a writer for the sixth season of “BoJack Horseman,” and is writing a movie for 20th Century Fox. Tweeting as @jonnysun, he was named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential People on the Internet of 2017. As a doctoral candidate at MIT, he studies social media, virtual place, and online community. His latest art installation, The Laughing Room, was exhibited at the Massachusetts Institute of Technololgy in 2018 and the TED Conference in 2019. Recently, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2019, and is a 2019 TED Talks speaker. Read the coverage on the talk and the stage interview in the University Daily Kansan  and  the Lawrence Journal World . Photo credit: Laura Kingston.
Student News and Opportunities
Students visit WIBW
Assistant Professor Teri Finneman 's Multimedia Reporting students visited WIBW in Topeka last week as part of their broadcast reporting unit.
Application for J-School scholarships opens tomorrow
Each year, students are eligible to apply for School of Journalism scholarships, starting Oct. 1. 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 2020. Scholarships are for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 academic year.  Apply here  (click the red Sign In button at the top, then log in with your KU online ID and password). You may be asked to complete a general application question before moving into the  School of Journalism Undergraduate Scholarship Application
Apply now for the Pulliam Journalism Fellowship
The 2020 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Program welcomes applications now for next year's program. Twenty winners nationwide will be selected for a 10-week internship from June 8 through Aug. 14, 2020, in Indianapolis and Phoenix. Learn more and apply here.
Hearst Journalism Awards
Entries are now being accepted for the 60th annual Hearst Journalism Awards. Students may enter in the following categories: Writing, Photojournalism, Radio, Television and Multimedia. Learn more here.
Media Sales Academy
The Media Sales Academy, sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters, provide tools and resources to kickstart radio and TV careers. From identifying your mentor to learning effective interviewing techniques, you will prepare yourself for life beyond college. Network with senior media executives and build relationships with faculty members who are top executives of major media companies. Learn more and register.
Study abroad in India
Students looking for a study abroad opportunity over the winter break might be interested in LDST 260/LDST 460: Study Abroad Topics in Leadership Studies: Women’s Leadership (3 credits), which will explore t he global nature of issues faced by women and the varied styles of leadership they engage in Bangalore, India. Learn more here.
Save the date: J-School Generations, including XD Creative Jam
Mark your calendars for Oct. 24-25 for J-School Generations! On Oct 24, alumni will visit classes, participate in the J-School Career Fair and team up with students for fun, games and prizes in the evening. On Oct. 25, the Adobe team will bring an XD Creative Jam to KU, and students will compete virtually against teams from K-State. In addition to networking with our amazing alumni, there will be lots of prizes for students during events on both days. Sign up here.
Suffrage events kick off at Dole Institute of Politics
KU’s launch party for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment took place at the Dole Institute of Politics with suffrage journalism historians Teri Finneman (KU), Candi Carter Olson (Utah State) and Jinx Broussard (Louisiana State) providing a historical overview of the achievements and failings of the early women’s rights movement. More events are planned throughout the year. See the calendar of events here.
Belmas to discuss "Women Making (and Breaking) the Law"
Associate Professor Genelle Belmas will discuss the importance of women and the law — from Myra Bradwel l, who was denied admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court in 1873, to Mildred Jeter , who with her husband helped to overturn laws banning interracial marriage in 1967, and beyond. Free and open to the public Oct. 7 at 12:30 p.m. in 3 West, Watson Library. Read the KU News story.
Happening this semester at the JBar
Mark your calendars for these events at the JBar this semester:

Adobe XD Creative Jam Signups start! On Oct. 25, students will spend time with an inspiring speaker and an Adobe trainer to learn about Adobe XD and the challenge at hand. Teams get two hours to solve the problem, using design thinking and user experience principles. Present the project to a jury of industry experts to get a chance for your team to win a $250 Visa Gift Card each (plus bragging rights!) Sign up here.

Join a team: There is still space open on both Teams and Topics. Sign up here. Teams will give you an opportunity to solve multiple client challenges using Adobe software. This a great way to build your skills and your portfolio. Topics is a set of four, three-week tutorial and project-based lunch-and-learn style sessions designed to give you basic skills in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere.​

The Resource Center is open noon-5 p.m. Sunday and 5-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Get help on projects and checkout equipment.

Need to work with Heather? Check out the JBar's drop-in hours.
Jobs and Internships
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. See more job and internship opportunities on the J-School's website and check out the University Career Center’s job and internship board .
News internship , Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Features reporting internship , Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Metro reporting internship , Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Sports reporting internship , Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Business reporting internship , Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Print design internship , Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Copy editing internship , Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Photo/videojournalist internship , Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Digital audience producer internship , Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Corporate photographer , Burns and McDonnell (Kansas City)
Senior copywriter , VMLY&R (Kansas City)
J-School Career Fair set for Oct. 24
The J-School Career Fair for the fall semester is set for Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Adams Alumni Center across from the Kansas Union. The fair, scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m., will be held in conjunction with the annual J-School Generations event. A photo booth will be available for students to have professional LinkedIn photos taken. After the fair, students are welcome to join KU alums for networking and games at 4:30-6 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Approximately 30 organizations plan to attend, sharing internship and job opportunities, and J-School Generations alumni will be on site for networking and mentoring.The following companies have committed to the fair, and more may be added:
Learn about careers in community organizing
Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART) will hold an online info session at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, to discuss careers in community organizing. All KU students and alumni are welcome, particularly those graduating before August 2020. DART organizations are largely made up of low- and moderate-income, minority and immigrant communities. People from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers, are encouraged to apply.
Procter & Gamble representative to be on campus
Tom Bechard , a KU alumni advocate and marketing board member at Procter & Gamble, will be on campus next week to facilitate recruiting for two opportunities — sales sophomore leadership camp and sales internship.
  • Formally apply via P&G’s college recruiting process here
  • Visit, search by “Procter & Gamble” and submit your resume by the priority deadline of midnight on Oct. 1. 
  • Please note, both of these steps are important. Applying at is essential to be considered. Submitting a resume through will greatly enhance your chances for success in this highly competitive process.
Bechard will be conducting the workshop at KU at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at 1010 Capitol Federal Hall. Wear casual attire. Hot Box cookies will be served. RSVP here .
Alumni Update
Matt Clough , the engagement editor at the Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, spoke to Gerri Berendzen ’s J625 Digital Media Tools class on Sept. 25 via Skype. Clough, who started at the Post and Courier as a web producer, explained what he does as an engagement editor and talked about using analytics to plan stories and coverage, developing an organizational personality through social media, working with email newsletters and building a conversation with the audience. He also gave the class tips on skills and experiences that will help them after they graduate. Clough is a 2017 J-School graduate.
J-School graduate featured on KU College Instagram
Carlos Centeno , 2004 J-School graduate, was featured last week as one of the Hawks to Watch on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences' Instagram account. After working with the United Nations as part of the World Food Programme, he has recently started a new position at MIT Solve. Read more here.
Jayhawk Journalists in New York City
Dean Ann Brill , Professor Susanne Shaw and associate development director Marlys Shulda visited alumni in New York City last week. Pictured from left are: Carlos Beltran (NBC), John Frazee (retired, CBS), Stephanie Blackwood (MS Foundation), Hal Ritter (retired, AP), Vanessa Gordon (Mt. Sinai Health System), John Suhler (retired, Veronis Suhler Stevenson LLC), Mike Gordon (NYC Dept of Transportation), Kathleen Conkey (Law Offices of Kathleen Conkey), Christoph Fuhrmans (New York Times), A.J. Hartley (New York Times), Susanne Shaw , Kristopher Gillsepie (Domino Recording Company), Kimberly Goldstein (Simon & Schuster), Paige Lytle (Simon & Schuster), Kris-Ann Carduff (Deephaven Mortgage), and Rustin Dodd (The Athletic).
In Memoriam
Mark Buck , 1974 J-School graduate, died Sept. 14 at the age of 67. Read his obituary.

Harris Rayl , 1978 J-School graduate and former William Allen White Foundation Trustee, died Sept. 26 at the age of 66. Read his obituary.

Patsy Anderson , 1953 J-School graduate, died Sept. 6 at the age of 87. Read her obituary.
Oct. 4: Faculty/staff meeting, 2092 Dole
Oct. 12-15: Fall break
Oct. 24: J-School Career Fair, Adams Alumni Center
Oct. 24-25: J-School Generations, Adams Alumni Center
Oct. 25: Adobe XD Creative Jam, Adams Alumni Center
Nov. 27-Dec. 1 : Thanksgiving break
Dec. 12: Last day of fall classes
Dec. 13: Stop day
Dec. 13: Faculty/staff meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch, TBA
Dec. 21-Jan. 19: Winter break
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 21: First day of spring semester
Feb. 7: Faculty/staff meeting 1:30-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 206
Feb. 28 : KSPA Regional Contest, all day, Kansas Union
March 5: J-School Career Fair, Kansas Union
March 9-13: Spring break   
March 20: Faculty/staff meeting 1:30-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 206
April 16: William Allen White Day & Student Scholarships and Awards program, 3 p.m., Kansas Union, Ballroom
April 17: Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards, noon-2 p.m., Adams Alumni Center
May 2: KSPA State Contest, all day, Kansas Union
May 8: Stop day         
May 8: Faculty/staff meeting 10:30 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch, Clarkson Gallery
May 15: Last day of finals        
May 16: J-School Recognition Ceremony, 8:30 a.m., Lied Center
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