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No matter your interest, there’s something for everyone in the Mass Media department. Students in the major or outside can apply to be a part of the Baker Orange online newspaper and KNBU online radio. Students can be rewarded with up to $2,000 in participation award scholarships, and for editorial or leadership positions, they can also earn hourly work study money. Get hands-on experience while beefing up your resume with one of these programs.

Baker Orange Online

Nationally and locally renowned, the Baker Orange is the university’s student-run newspaper. In the past decade, the Orange has repeatedly received high distinctions from the Associated Collegiate Press, Kansas Collegiate Media, and Society of Professional Journalists, earning the Orange a place in the ACP Hall of Fame. ACP has recognized the Orange with four Pacemaker nominations since 2007, one for the print edition and three for the Orange online. Several Baker Orange staff members also have earned the distinction of KCM Journalist of the Year.

When you become part of this award-winning tradition, you will have endless opportunities to grow as a communicator. Whether a reporter, editor, designer, or photographer, you will work with a group of about 25 students in planning and executing a series of publications covering general campus news, athletics, arts, and entertainment. While working for the Orange, you will also be able to work on feature and special projects. The editorial section allows students to share opinions and insights, providing a voice and open dialogue among the campus community.

KNBU Radio

As a member of the Baker radio staff, you will work with your peers in planning, promoting, and creating a variety of student-hosted shows for the university’s online radio station ( Students are responsible for at least one two-hour radio show per week, giving you a voice around campus and practical experience in radio production and communication.


The biggest advantage Baker has given me with broadcasting is the ability to actually do it. I know several people that go to bigger schools with ‘better’ journalism programs, but they don’t get to actually practice. I’ve been able to broadcast games, host radio shows, and gain tons of experience since the day I walked on campus. There aren’t many places anywhere else in the area where that is possible.
JIM | Mass Media Major, Class of 2016


Kathy Elliott
Department Assistant
Mass Media & Visual Arts
Office: Pulliam 206

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