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 three separate programs: The Baker Orange, KNBU Radio, or KNBU TV. 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 three programs.
Baker Orange & 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.
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 (www.BakerRadio.org). 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 staff of Baker’s television station produces a weekly news show that is shown on local access cable and is also accessible at http://www.youtube.com/user/KNBU. As a KNBU-TV staff member, you will be able to experience television production from all angles – on and off camera. You will work with a staff of about 20 students to plan, film and produce news, sports, entertainment and feature segments that will be aired on TV and online. The experience gained working for the campus television station will be vital in preparing you for a career in television and allow you to explore all the television medium has to offer.