What is Media Crossroads? 
An interactive, multimedia center of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications for Education, Innovation and Communication. It is located in the Kansas Union on the fourth floor, just around the corner from the main Jayhawk Boulevard entrance. 

Education: Students, faculty and the public collaborate on initiatives

  • Radio stories at our StoryTellers booth where visitors can share their experiences
  • A place where students, journalists and the community can work together
  • Seniors with seniors: Senior students work with senior citizens in developing media
  • Conduct social media workshops for the business community
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation among faculty and students

Innovation: Move creative ideas from conversation to reality

  • Advertising/marketing firm where students provide communication services to profit and non-profit organizations
  • Applied and theoretical research conducted and promoted
  • A technology research and development team that unites students from across campus to create websites, phone apps and other marketable products
  • Professional journalists working with student journalists in fulfilling the democratic mission of journalism to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”

Communication: Share ideas and information

  • University Daily Kansan bureau
  • KUJH-TV bureau where live interviews can be conducted
  • KJHK-radio live programming
  • Promote events on campus
  • Host live events
  • Theme months: First Amendment and you; Health awareness; KU research innovations, etc.
  • Interdisciplinary relationships with other campus units
  • Open forums: Professors, professionals and visiting experts come to Crossroads for to discuss issues ranging from politics to entertainment

 

Long-term goals

  • Incorporate journalism classes into Crossroads
  • Develop KUJH-TV and KJHK-radio programming
  • Create an advertising and marketing firm
  • Build relationships with professional media organizations
  • Develop social media products (apps, websites, touch screens, strategies, etc.)
  • Develop relationships with the community
  • Financially sustainable by Fall 2014

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Learn about careers, internships & jobs

The Journalism Career Center helps J-School students explore their career options and find internships and jobs. Patty Noland, the J-School's Career Development Coordinator, is ready to help you at any stage in your college career—whether you're just beginning to explore the possibilities or you're ready to enter the job market. 

Schedule an appointment today!

Best ad staff in the nation: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012. —College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers
85 percent of classes have fewer than 50 students
2nd place: Hearst Foundation “College Pulitzers” national writing contest, 2011
Top-ranked teachers, including National Journalism Teacher of the Year Doug Ward
71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
Students prepare marketing projects for Sprint, Coca-Cola, NASA, and other corporations
81 percent of 2011 journalism graduates were employed full time six months after graduating
—University of Georgia study