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KU students honored with KAB Student Awards

University of Kansas students received two first-place awards, four second-place awards and five honorable mentions in the College Visual portion of the 2024 Kansas Association of Broadcast Student Awards.  The list of KU honorees: 

Day family establishes endowed student award to support study abroad experiences

The family of J. Laurence (Larry) Day has established an endowed student award to financially support study abroad experiences for KU School of Journalism students.

Marion County Record to receive William Allen White Foundation National Citation

LAWRENCE – The Marion County Record has been selected to receive the 2024 William Allen White Foundation National Citation, marking the first time in the foundation’s history that the award will be presented to an organization rather than an individual.

Two JMC students named 2024 Global Scholars

LAWRENCE — From around the world and across diverse academic units, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as the 2024 cohort of Global Scholars.

Ph.D. program to hose virtual open house on Oct. 27

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas will be holding a virtual open house for our Ph.D. program in Journalism and Mass Communications on Oct. 27 (2-3 p.m. U.S. Central Time).

KU alums among KAB Station Excellence Award winners

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Station Excellence Award winners were recently announced, and alums of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications account for 29 of the awards handed out. There were 785 entries into the contest this year. 

25 Faculty and Students Present at 2023 AEJMC Conference

Twenty-five faculty and graduate/undergraduate students from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications are presenting their research studies and creative projects at the 106th annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC

Study finds only about half of AI-generated ads are labeled as such

A study by Assistant Professor Vaibhav Diwanji analyzed more than 1,000 AI-generated ads from across the web and found that they are only labeled as ads about half the time — and that they intentionally appeal to consumers in positive ways to influence them.

Students felt more engaged by augmented reality but learned less than those viewing video, study finds

A study by Associate Professor Mugur Geana found that an augmented reality lesson scored highly among users, who reported that they felt more engaged with the content than from a video lesson. However, objective data showed that those who interacted with the AR model learned less than those who…

Study analyzes how fact-checkers from four different countries assess climate-change claims

Researchers analyzed how fact-checkers in four countries practice the craft in relation to the issue of climate change. They found that fact-checkers have different approaches and suggest the most effective tactic is to provide accurate, reliable and easy to understand information to the public.

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