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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications


Welcome to the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. We are a fully accredited school which offers sequences of study in advertising, public relations and journalism & digital media for our students. There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in the communications industry and we are passionate in educating and training our students, helping them launch a career they can enjoy for a lifetime.  

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Jean FolkertsDr. Jean Folkerts is the Interim Director of the A.Q. Miller School. Please take the time to read her welcome message and biography




Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media: “Saving community journalism from the rising threat of news deserts”

Celebrate Success-Wolgast

Penelope (Penny) Muse Abernathy, a former executive at The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina, delivered the 18th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media on April 11. Her lecture — "Saving community journalism from the rising threat of news deserts" — was April 11 at the Kansas State University Alumni Center. To access video of her lecture, please click here.

Abernathy also participated in a panel discussion, "Silent 'Signal': Baldwin City adjusts to life without a newspaper" with Jeannette Blackmar, executive director of the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce, Scott Stanford of the Lawrence Journal-World, Ogden Newspapers; and Jay Wachs, founder of Briar Cliff Media in Lawrence and entrepreneur behind Baldwin City Radio. Steve Smethers, associate professor of journalism and mass communications, moderated the panel. To access video of the panel discussion, please click here.

Experience is Key

Don't wait to get involved! You can start working for our student media your FIRST WEEK on campus. Learn more about student-run media and student organizations!