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 honors those who have demonstrated enterprise in developing and presenting a significant news story. Judges will be provided by the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

On April 27, 2018, the 2017 awards were presented 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.

On April 12, 2019, the 46th year of the award, the 2018 awards will be presented. 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.