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Journalism, Communications and Creativity

Generations of Jayhawk media innovators are making their mark around the globe in journalism, communications and marketing. Come be the next.

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Transforming today's students into tomorrow's leaders, creators, thinkers and agents of change

Through experiential learning pathways, our graduates are educated, ethical
and enlightened communicators forging the future of the media industry

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Choose your Bachelor's Degree Concentration

Tailor your degree to one or more "concentration" areas to specialize in. And learn more about our Media Arts & Production option starting Fall 2022!
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$650,000 in Scholarships

Yes, this year the J-School awarded more than $650,000 in scholarships to students. Learn how we help students navigate tuition, get scholarships and financial aid, and hear what our students say about how J-School scholarships helped them succeed.

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Find Your Place Here

Schedule a visit to check out the recent $5 million renovation of our historic building on Jayhawk Boulevard and meet our amazing faculty, staff and students. You also can schedule an in-person or Zoom appointment with one of our recruiters. E-mail or call 785-864-7620.
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Get In The Game

You can start right away with our sports media opportunities in reporting, play by play, multimedia, marketing, production or public relations. Our students have worked with professionals at ESPN,, the Kansas City Chiefs, The Washington Post, KU Athletics and local media outlets.
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Make Your Mark

We have amazing opportunities for students interested in news but also marketing, public relations, social media, video and advertising. The University Daily Kansan, The Agency, KUJH-TV, Media Crossroads, Ad Club and PRSSA allow students to immerse themselves in every facet of the media industry.

Recent News

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.

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