Burton W. Marvin Award

Each year during William Allen White Day, the William Allen White Foundation in conjunction with the KU School of Journalism and Mass Communications presents the William Allen White Foundation Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award to a journalist or group of journalists in Kansas. The award is given to a Kansas journalist or team of journalists who have demonstrated enterprise in developing and presenting a significant news story in either a Kansas publication or broadcast. Judges will be provided by the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

On April 12, 2019, the 2018 awards were presented to Karen Dillon, Chris Green, Bruce Janssen, Jeff Tuttle and Clare McClaren of The Journal for the story, “Running out of Water, Running Out of Time,” which explained the challenges facing the Ogallala Aquifer in western Kansas. The story was published in the August 2018 edition of The Journal, which is the quarterly magazine of the Kansas Leadership Center, a nonprofit organization funded by a core operating grant from the Kansas Health Foundation. Read the news release. (Because of COVID-19, no awards were presented in 2020.)

The award is named in honor of Burton W. Marvin, former dean of the William Allen White School of Journalism and the first director of the White Foundation. Learn more about the Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award and how to submit your entries. 

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