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Folkerts wins lifetime achievement award from AJHA

The American Journalism Historians Association has selected Jean Folkerts, visiting professor and scholar at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University, as the 2016 Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History recipient. Posted July 13, 2016

Bressers pens op-ed about Freedom of Information Act

Bonnie Bressers, an associate professor in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications penned an op-ed for the Manhattan Mercury about the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and the right of people to see the inner workings of the federal government. Posted July 5, 2016

A tale of two towns

A spring 2013 News and Feature Writing story about the efforts of Morganville, Kansas to raise funds for World War II-ravaged Feves, France led to the reconnection of the two towns 65 years later. This video tells the background story and shows the recent joyful meeting of citizens of the two towns. Posted May 16, 2016

JMC awards more than 150 scholarships for 2016-17

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications awarded 159 scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year, totaling more than $235,000 in financial support for students in the department. Recipients were recognized at the 2016 JMC Scholarship Banquet on April 22. Posted May 12, 2016

Winners announced in the 2016 Kansas Professional Communicators Contest

Winners in the 2016 Kansas Professional Communicators contest were announced April 29 in Winfield, Kansas during the organization’s annual spring conference. Posted May 7, 2016

Freeland receives Gaston Outstanding Mentor Award at Kansas Press Association convention

Gloria Freeland, assistant professor of journalism and mass communications, received the 2015 Gaston Outstanding Mentor Award at the annual Kansas Press Association Convention in Overland Park, Kansas on April 22. Posted May 7, 2016

JMC student becomes finalist for 2016 American Horse Publication student award

Kaitlyn Marolf, junior in print journalism and pre-occupational therapy, Lenexa, will receive a $750 travel award to go to the 2016 "May the Horse Be With You" seminar in Orlando, Florida, June 16-18. Posted April 4, 2016

JMC students score big at annual Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards

Students in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications have been recognized by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for their outstanding efforts in broadcast communication. In all, K-State featured 18 individual student winners in 18 separate entries. Posted March 21, 2016

School hosts JMC Professionals Day (gallery)

More than 30 employers visited Kansas State University March 1, to meet with students in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications and other departments on campus for JMC Professionals Day. Posted March 7, 2016

New course explores intersection of media and unmanned aircraft systems

Students in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications are studying the latest information-gathering devices in a new course, Drones in the Media. Posted Jan. 21, 2016

Alan Boyer to speak at JMC scholarship banquet

Alan Boyer will be the speaker for the annual awards banquet of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The banquet will be Friday, April 22, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Posted Jan. 19, 2016

Applications sought for Ross Beach Chair of Mass Communications

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites applications for the position of Ross Beach Chair for Mass Communications beginning Aug. 14, 2016. Applicants must have primary research and teaching expertise in the area of electronic media, broadly defined, in mass communications. A wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches will be considered. Posted Dec. 4, 2015

Miller School seeks multimedia news director to join faculty

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University is seeking a multimedia news director with the initiative to try the untested, experiment with innovation, and teach quality visual storytelling to our students. Posted Dec. 4, 2015

Rosalyn Durant to give 16th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media

Rosalyn Durant, senior vice president, College Networks, Programming for ESPN, will be the speaker for the 16th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 in the ballroom of the K-State Alumni Center. Her topic will be "Leadership lessons from an ESPN executive." Posted Oct. 8, 2015

Celebrate News Engagement Day 2015

An initiative of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, "National News Engagement Day" — Oct. 6, 2015 — was created to make engaging with news a priority in society again. Posted Oct. 6, 2015

French group to visit campus, Manhattan and Morganville

Twenty residents of Fèves, France will visit the Kansas State University campus, Manhattan, Morganville and Clay Center Sept. 9-10. Posted Sept. 3, 2015

K-State alumnus Tom Milbourn speaks at JMC Honors Banquet

Tom Milbourn, news anchor for FOX 11 News at WLUK-TV, Green Bay, Wisconsin,  was the speaker at the April 24 honors banquet for the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University. He is a 1968 business administration graduate of K-State, and he received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Posted April 30, 2015

Gloria Freeland recognized as Communicator of Achievement

Gloria Freeland, director of the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media and assistant professor in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, was honored as the Kansas Communicator of Achievement at the Kansas Professional Communicators conference in Salina on April 24. Posted April 29, 2015

Journalism students win big at Kansas Association of Broadcasters

K-State journalism students won more television awards in the 2015 Kansas Association of Broadcasters competition than any other university in Kansas, with six first places, four second places and four honorable mentions. Posted March 30, 2015

K-State journalism student wins prestigious Telly Award

Maile Widman, senior in mass communications from Lenexa, has won a Bronze Telly Award from the Silver Telly Council for her 30-second public service announcement, "Wildcat Watch PSA." Posted March 27, 2015

Miller School hosts JMC Professionals Day (gallery)

Thirty-five employers visited Kansas State University March 5 to meet with students in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications and other departments on campus for JMC Professionals Day. Posted March 9, 2015

JMC Professionals Day offers networking opportunity for students

The event on Thursday, March 5, will include student appointments from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and a networking event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Posted Feb. 17, 2015

Tom Milbourn to speak at JMC honors banquet

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications will have its annual honors banquet at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the ballroom of the K-State Student Union. Posted Feb. 6, 2015

Assistant professor in advertising / public relations sought

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in public relations and advertising who would like to join us at Kansas State University. Posted Dec. 24, 2014

Panels discuss future and past at Great Plains Radio History Symposium (video)

Two panels provided insight into the history and the future of radio during the Great Plains Radio History Symposium. Posted Nov. 19, 2014

Applicants sought for visiting faculty position

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks applications from accomplished first-rate news professionals who would like to join us at Kansas State University as our R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair. It is a nine-month, academic-year appointment renewable annually for up to five years. Posted Nov. 19, 2014

Jim McLean delivers Huck Boyd Lecture Oct. 16 (video)

The executive editor of the Kansas Health Institute News Service was the speaker for the 15th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media on Oct. 16Posted Nov. 18, 2014

History and future meet at Great Plains Radio Symposium

The Great Plains Radio History Symposium will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library on the K-State campus. There is no charge for attending the panel discussions. Posted Oct. 23, 2014

Bressers publishes op-ed for Free Speech Week

As part of national Free Speech Week, Bonnie Bressers penned an op-ed for the Manhattan Mercury calling for greater awareness of the First Amendment. Posted Oct. 23, 2014

Huck Boyd Institute and Center name leaders of the year

The Huck Boyd Institute and Center recognized "Leaders of the Year" in several categories on Oct. 16, 2014. Posted Oct. 22, 2014

Military PR class visits Fort Riley (gallery)

The military public relations class made a trip to Fort Riley on Oct. 17, 2014, to observe training of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Posted Oct. 21, 2014

Freeland recognized at National Newspaper Association convention

Assistant Professor Gloria Freeland was recognized at the annual meeting of the National Newspaper Association for her work with the "Newspapers and Community-Building Symposium." Posted Oct. 13, 2014

Celebrate National News Engagement Day

At the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, we took part in the celebration by offering a prize drawing for the top scorers in our news quiz. Inspired by National Public Radio's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" members of the K-State community competed in the quiz by discerning fact from fiction and choosing the correct story amid other fake stories. Posted Oct. 7, 2014

Jim McLean to give 15th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media

Jim McLean, the executive editor of the Kansas Health Institute News Service, will be the speaker for the 15th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union. His topic will be "Health Coverage in Community Media." Posted Sept. 16, 2014

Gould publishes article in Publishing Research Quarterly

Thomas H. P. Gould, professor in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has published a work about the merging of global cultures into one culture in the journal, Publishing Research Quarterly, August 2014. Posted Aug. 15, 2014

Applicants sought for Ross Beach Chair

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks to fill The Ross Beach Chair for Mass Communications with a starting date of January or August 2015. The Ross Beach Chair is a leader in teaching and research in the area of electronic media. The position will be at the rank of associate or full professor. Posted Aug. 5, 2014

Miller School students earn KAB scholarships

Two Kansas State students were among the 13 college students across Kansas who earned scholarships from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for the 2014-15 school year. Posted June 10, 2014

Reaccreditation approved for A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications in the College of Arts & Sciences was approved for reaccreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications at its meeting on May 2 in Arlington, Virginia. Posted May 27, 2014

K-State Society of Professional Journalists elects 2014-2015 executive board

Junior Morgan Huelsman and senior Zaldy Doyungan will lead the chapter as president and vice president. Posted May 9, 2014

Freeland wins first place in annual Kansas Professional Communicators contest

Winners in the 2014 Kansas Professional Communicators contest were announced May 2 at the organization's annual spring conference in Hutchinson. Posted May 7, 2014

Miller School welcomes new ambassadors

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University has accepted new ambassadors for the 2014–2015 school year. Posted April 11, 2014

Faculty publish chapter in the 'Handbook of International Advertising'

The newly published "Handbook of International Advertising" features a chapter on the relationship between public relations and advertising written by Barbara DeSanto and Curtis B. Matthews. Posted March 31, 2014

Miller School adopts student computer policy

The school adopted a new policy requiring all majors in the School to provide a personal laptop computer. Posted March 26, 2014

Muturi publishes two articles about alcoholism in Kenya 

Nancy Muturi, associate professor of journalism and mass communications, has published two articles based on her research on alcoholism in Kenya. Posted March 14, 2014

Gordon, Bressers receive research award

Joye Gordon and Bonnie Bressers, both associate professors in journalism and mass communications, were the recipients of the third annual Industry Research Forum Award. Posted March 14, 2014