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Much has changed in the 110-year history of the Kansan, but the main goals remain the same: inform and entertain the campus community while allowing journalism students to apply skills learned in the classroom and hone them in a real-world media environment. The Kansan is fertile learning ground for all J-School students, whether they are on the news or strategic communication track. Scores of graduates who work at leading newspapers, magazines, and broadcast outlets point to the Kansan as an invaluable training experience.
Awards and honors: In the years since it first hit the stands, the Kansan has consistently ranked as one of the best college newspapers in the country and has a history of winning prestigious awards. Recent awards and honors include:
- Best Sports Game Story (College Media Association): 2015-2016
- Best Advertising Manager; Best Sales Strategy for a Special Section; Best Digital Sales Increase; Best Online Self-Promotion Ad; Best Online Display Ad; Best Special Section (College Media Business and Advertising Managers): 2016
- Best Brochure/Rate Card: (Associated Collegiate Press): 2014, 2016
- Best Sports Story (Associated Collegiate Press): 2016
- Online Pacemaker (Associated Collegiate Press): 2007-2013
- Best College Newspaper (College Media Business & Advertising Partners): 2011-2013
- Best Ad Staff (College Media Business & Advertising Partners): 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
On-the-job experience: Nothing prepares you better for the career you want than learning on the job in college. The Kansan functions as any other professional, real-world news outlet. It has a digital-first strategy: On a 24-hour news cycle, student editors and reporters are constantly updating Kansan.com with as-it-happens news and sports. The twice-a-week print edition, published on Mondays and Thursdays, is focused on in-depth investigative, features, sports and commentary and print and digital advertising.
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