Media Crossroads

Media Crossroads is an interactive, multimedia center of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications where anyone can learn about broadcasting and video production. Students can learn in front of or behind the camera, and community members or other campus organizations may use Media Crossroads for their own projects

Media Crossroads opened in fall 2012 as a hub of creativity for those interested in TV or video production. Programming started with "Good Morning KU," which is modeled after "Good Morning America." Since "Good Morning KU" made it debut in 2012, Media Crossroads has added more than a dozen more programs, including "Good Evening KU," "3 in the Key," "KU E-News," "Triple OT," and "Greek TV." Each show is the brainchild of students who bring their ideas and commitment to Director Cal Butcher

"Media Crossroads is a place where beginners can jump in right away and find a way to tell a story," Butcher said. "Over 100 students are in and out in a week. It's a classroom, a place for them to learn."

In 2015, Media Crossroads added new live-shot technology, which allows KU to connect its experts with media outlets anywhere in the world. If a news organization wants to interview a KU professor live, Crossroads can get it set up and the professor can do the interview on campus at the Crossroads studio. "The resources of the J-School and Media Crossroads are here to support anything that promotes KU and the expertise of our faculty," Butcher says.


FAQs

Who can join Media Crossroads?
Media Crossroads isn't just for journalism students! Anyone with an idea and the ambition, willingness and drive to turn that dream into a reality is welcome, even if you you don't have prior experience with TV or video. Students also may use the facility's services for class projects, even if they don't have prior experience.
What kind of things will I learn at Media Crossroads?
Anything that has to happen for a television show to air or video production to be created. Every job that someone has to do in front of or behind the camera, you can learn to do.
How and where can I watch the shows?
All programs are live-streamed at tv.ku.edu or www.journalism.ku.edu/crossroads.
How do I find out more about Media Crossroads?
Email Director Cal Butcher at calbutch@ku.edu or stop by, check out the studio on the second floor of Anschutz Library, or go to media-crossroads.squarespace.com.

Media Crossroads on YouTube

Watch the 300th episode of "Good Morning KU" below and others on the Media Crossroads YouTube Channel.


Contact Us/Get Involved

If you have questions or want to know how to get involved, contact Cal Butcher at calbutch@ku.edu, call 785-864-2389, or stop by on the second floor of Anschutz Library.

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About Media Crossroads

"I think Media Crossroads has just opened a whole new field for me. I had never considered going into broadcast, and I never thought there would be a career in just being behind the camera. It's allowed me to think creatively and differently."
— Student Dani Malakoff

"One of our program's sessions is broadcast communication. We've done it before but always just used a meeting room and set up our cameras there. Media Crossroads was a much better experience for our students, who weren't familiar with the green screen and all of the things standard in a broadcast studio."
— Cathy Dwigans, program manager for Self Graduate Fellowship

How to Watch

All programs are live-streamed at tv.ku.edu or www.journalism.ku.edu/crossroads.

• "Good Morning KU" airs at 10 a.m. every weekday except Wednesday
• "Good Evening KU" airs at 5 p.m. Wednesday
"Level Up" airs at 5 p.m. Tuesday
"The Playmakers" airs at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday
"KUJH News" airs at 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
"Off the Boulevard" airs at noon on Friday
"The Next" airs at 3 p.m. Friday
(Some shows are weekly; others are every other week.)


Watch on Channels 31 and 2-1 on both KU's cable system and WOW Cable. On YouTube, watch recordings on the "Good Morning KU" channel or Media Crossroads channel