KUJH-TV

Students who want a career in broadcasting can get invaluable experience at KUJH-TV, which produces daily newscasts and sports talk programming. Each semester, the station produces other local programs, constantly expanding its coverage of sports, special events and documentaries. Students at KUJH get the opportunity to work with the latest software and technology as on-camera talent, producers, directors and writers.

On-the-job experience

Students who get involved with KUJH are taught and advised by faculty members who have been in the field for many years. They gain experience in all areas of production so that they are prepared to enter the media world from all directions. Former KUJH students have landed jobs even before graduating at WDTN in Dayton, Ohio; KFOX14 in El Paso, Texas; and KRGG in Jefferson City, Mo.


FAQs

What kind of experience do I need to be involved?
None! You have to start somewhere, right? This is your opportunity to learn different aspects of television production before heading out into the "real world."  We understand that you may not have much experience and will need some guidance. That is what your student leaders and instructors are for! We also strongly urge you to take J210 (Basic Video Production) to help get started as well. Part of the classroom experience includes the opportunity to work with KUJH and other student media outlets.
How do I become an on-air reporter or anchor?
We have anchor tryouts at the beginning of each semester. Additional information about those tryouts will be sent out just before classes start. Reporters must be able to write, shoot and edit their own stories. Students who have that type of experience are always welcome to contribute to programs. If you don't know how to properly shoot, write and edit yet ... no worries! We can help you improve those skills while contributing to our programs.
What if I don't want to be in front of the camera?
No problem! It takes a team to put together any sort of television program. This includes producers, directors, production staff, etc. Let us know what area you are interested in and we can help you get started!

Awards

Bryanna Crouch is the national winner for Best Student Television Producer in the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation's Gracie Awards: rockcha.lk/gracies

Malik Jackson and Keely Drew McCormick placed 11th and 13th, respectively, in the TV News category of the national Hearst Journalism Awards Contest.

Watch Jackson's newscasts here:

► Problems with Potholes

► Downtown Murder

Watch McCormick's newscasts here: 

► On the Streets

► Recovering from Disaster


Becky Phelps (below left), Bryanna Crouch (below right), and the KUJH-TV staff recently placed second in the TV Newscast category of the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts contest. Watch the award-winning newscast here.

The following students won awards in the 2020 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition:


The Great Plains Journalism Awards winners:

  • Keely McCormick, Great Plains Student Broadcaster of the Year, KUJH 

Finalists:

  • Becky Phelps, Student Broadcaster of the Year, KUJH 
  • KUJH, Student Broadcast of the Year

SPJ Region 7 contest winners:

  • Keely Drew McCormick, Television In-Depth Reporting
    Story: Recovering from disaster
  • KUJH staff, Best All-Around Television newscast, Dec. 11, 2019, news show

Finalists:

  • Keely Drew McCormick, Television Breaking News Reporting
    Story: Will rezoning work?
  • Keely Drew McCormick, Television General News Reporting
    Story: On the streets

2020 Kansas Association of Broadcasters’ Student Awards competition:

2019 Kansas Association of Broadcasters’ Student Awards competition:

  • Courtney Gehrke and KUJH staff, first place in Complete Newscast
  • Aksinya Kichigina, first place in Hard News Package
  • Keely McCormick, second place in Sportscast
  • Jack Nadeau and Nick Couzin, honorable mention in Sports Play-by-Play
  • Keely McCormick and Malik Jackson, honorable mention in Entertainment Program

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Contact KUJH-TV

Email: calbutch@ku.edu
Newsroom: 785-864-4552
Stop by: Stauffer-Flint Hall, The Studio on the main floor, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045
Website: www.tv.ku.edu
Social media: @KUJH_KU on Twitter

Watch KUJH-TV

KUJH newscasts air on local cable Channel 31, or watch online on the Media Crossroads YouTube Channel.

National honors

Bryanna Crouch

Bryanna Crouch was selected as a Gracie Award winner for Best Producer in Student Television from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. She also placed second this year in the national Broadcast Education Association Festival of Arts award competition for best student newscast.