Stauffer-Flint Hall Renovation
Stauffer-Flint Hall, the home of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, recently completed a $5 million renovation in 2019. The last time Stauffer-Flint was remodeled was in 1982. As we continue to build on the timeless core values in our curriculum, we know that students and professionals are looking for an environment that also reflects the dynamic and digital world of today's media.
Front door and plaza
With its prime location on Jayhawk Boulevard and Sunflower Road, Stauffer-Flint Hall is one of the most visible and iconic buildings on campus. The 120-year-old building has been a home for aspiring journalists for nearly 70 years, and the recent renovation reflects the energy, enthusiasm and talent of generations of Jayhawk Journalists. The new front plaza and entryway facing north is an impressive addition to Jayhawk Boulevard. Once inside the doors, the remodeled first floor showcases the dedication of student work that has long been the hallmark of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Our new first floor design illustrates the importance of journalism in today's world. Using digital technology and open concept design, visitors to Stauffer-Flint Hall immediately see the 24/7 nature of media. Our students, alumni, visitors and donors agree that we've done a great job maintaining the building and continuing to teach the importance of critical thinking, truth in reporting and editing, and accurate reflections of the day's events.
Inside the new front entrance on the first floor, students and visitors experience a state-of-the-art broadcast studio. KUJH-TV now produces the only local newscast in Lawrence. Working as reporters, anchors, producers and technical directors, our students learn the cutting-edge technology that will launch their careers. Media Crossroads is the first studio where many students create broadcast and video stories. Its most popular program, "Good Morning, KU!" hosts campus visitors and invites an audience to gather outside. The studio will be the genesis for videos serving all of our students and also offer the campus community the ability to do live interviews that link KU to news outlets all over the world.
The University Daily Kansan has returned to Stauffer-Flint Hall and is housed in the Susanne Shaw Student Media Center, which honors retired Professor Susanne Shaw, who helped thousands of students during her 47-year career at KU. With the relocation of KUJH-TV, Media Crossroads and the Kansan, we are creating a space for all student media organizations to work together to better serve their audiences. This new convergence of student media organizations forms the Jayhawk Media Group and will provide valuable training for our students to become skilled multimedia journalists.
The top floor of Stauffer-Flint is now more fully utilized with an open concept classroom and quiet areas that make the third floor a go-to space for learning, discussion or reflection.
Be a part of our new legacy
Would you like to be a part of this exciting transformation of the J-School? Please consider a gift to support the renovation of Stauffer-Flint Hall into a state-of-the-art media lab.