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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.

KU team publishes guide to reach overlooked populations in COVID-19 communications

A KU project turned to trusted community leaders across the state to deliver accurate, accessible and culturally appropriate multimedia messages on COVID-19 for racial and ethnic minority populations. KU researchers have now published a step-by-step guide for others to replicate the project.

Kevin Merida to receive William Allen White Foundation National Citation

Kevin Merida, executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, has been selected to receive the 2023 William Allen White Foundation National Citation. The award has been given by the William Allen White Foundation since 1950 to recognize individuals for outstanding journalistic service.

J-School alumni to be inducted in Kansas Photojournalism Hall of Fame

Three William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications are part of the inaugural class being inducted into the Kansas Press Association’s Kansas Photojournalism Hall of Fame.

J-School student named National Veterans Leadership Foundation Fellow

The National Veterans Leadership Foundation recently announced that J-School student Aurora Turner has been selected as one of 16 students from across the country to serve as a 2023 Foundation Fellow.

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