Burton W. Marvin Award

Each year during William Allen White Day, the KU School of Journalism and Mass Communications presents the William Allen White Foundation Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award to a journalist at a newspaper that is circulated in Kansas. The award honors a journalist who has demonstrated enterprise in developing and writing a significant news story. Judges will be provided by the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

The award for 2017 was April 27, 2018, to The Kansas City Star and the Cowley Courier Traveler. The Star series showed how Kansas officials had erected a wall of secrecy around the workings of state government. The Traveler reported on government plans to test chemical and biological materials at a former Indian school campus in northern Oklahoma. Read the news release.

This year was the 45th year of the award, which 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.