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.
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.
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:
Watch McCormick's newscasts here:
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:
- Bryanna Crouch and Becky Phelps, Best All-Around TV Newscast
Keely Drew McCormick, TV In-D
The Great Plains Journalism Awards winners:
- Keely McCormick, Great Plains Student Broadcaster of the Year, KUJH
- 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
- 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:
- Bryanna Crouch, Becky Phelps and KUJH Staff, first place in Complete Newscast
- Keely Drew McCormick, first place in Hard News Package
- Keely Drew McCormick, first place in Enterprise News Package
- Keely Drew McCormick, first place in Complete News Feature
- Malik Jackson, second place in Hard News Package
- Malik Jackson, third place in Enterprise News Package
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