Jayhawk journalists have been telling great stories for more than 100 years. Please consider supporting the next generation of journalists with a gift to one of our ONE DAY. ONE KU. priority areas:
Jayhawk Media Workshop
The Jayhawk Media Workshop is a five-day summer camp for high school students at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Through hands-on activities, students have fun learning to produce all types of media: news publications, video, photography, website and yearbook – all taught by experienced J-School and high school journalism instructors. Students stay in the KU residence halls and participate in evening social activities. Workshop topics include depth writing, photojournalism, leadership, publication design, and video storytelling. Previous Jayhawk Media Workshop attendees said what they enjoyed most about the camp was learning from professionals, getting the chance to be a real reporter, having the freedom to be creative, and meeting new people. Your support may help students who have an interest in media forge their path to a journalism career, and your gift will go toward helping a student attend the camp who may not otherwise be able to do so. Learn more about the Jayhawk Media Workshop here.
Tom Eblen "In Honor of the Glorious Red Pen" Scholarship
Tom Eblen’s compassion, leadership, wit and mentoring impacted hundreds of students during his 15 years as the William Allen White School of Journalism’s Daily Kansan advisor and general manager. During Eblen’s tenure, the Kansan published five days a week. Each day, students in the newsroom were greeted by Eblen’s thorough critique of the day’s edition written in red, felt-tipped pen and tacked to the bulletin board. When he died in 2017, former students posted hundreds of messages on social media, sharing the impact he had on their lives. One of those former students was so inspired that in 2014, with the financial help of alumni, friends and colleagues who also had been influenced by Eblen, he established the Tom Eblen “In Honor of the Glorious Red Pen” Scholarship. Five years later, the scholarship is fully endowed and provides financial support for student recipients every year. A generous donor has agreed to match $2500 in donations to this scholarship in memory of Tom Eblen.