We are proud to have two nationally recognized programs headquartered at Kansas State University. These two affiliated programs offer invaluable opportunities and experience to students and faculty
The Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media was founded in 1990 to serve and strengthen news media in small towns. The center sponsors the annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media, which emphasizes the combination of communication and community. In recent years, the center has added a panel discussion as a follow-up to the lecture. The center works with the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors on a paper competition, "Conversations in Community Journalism." The winning paper is presented at the annual International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors' convention. Also, research related to community journalism is carried on under the auspices of the center. The most-recent example was "Case study of a rural Hispanic newspaper in the Midwest," conducted with an undergraduate researcher in the A.Q. Miller school. Another example of research included studying the development of a Community Media Center in Greensburg, Kansas, after a tornado destroyed a large part of the town. The center also maintains close ties to the Kansas Press Association and the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, as well as other journalism organizations.
Above, Jane P. Marshall, instructor in hospitality management and dietetics talks with a member of the audience after her Huck Boyd lecture on her cookbook, “Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table.” Wilma Moore-Black, assistant director and curriculum coordinator of the TRIO Communication Upward Bound program at Wichita State University, delivered a 2011 Huck Boyd lecture on "Promoting Pre-College Programs in Our Communities."
The Journalism Education Association is the only independent national scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers. Led by Executive Director Kelly Glasscock, the headquarters office is located at K-State.
JEA's biannual conferences frequently draw more than 6,000 high school journalists from around the U.S.