Archive for September, 2017

KCUR-FM Broadcast Radio Opportunity
September 28, 2017

KCUR-FM has put together what station officials think is an exciting opportunity for mid-career journalists, and KCUR is looking far and wide for folks who might be interested. The National Pubic Radio affiliate hopes that even if individuals aren’t interested in participating, they’ll forward this link to anyone who might be.

Here’s what it is:

  • It’s an intensive two-day seminar for mid-career journalists — even those who may not be currently employed by a news organization — to learn the basics of audio storytelling and podcasting.


  • It’s free and open to anyone with some years of experience in journalism. KCUR is especially encouraging journalists of color to apply.


  • Dates: Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at the studios of KCUR 89.3, 4825 Troost, Suite 202.  We’ll limit the number we accept. Applications will close on Oct. 9.  

KCUR is excited to be part of a national effort aimed at diversifying public media.

Thank you so much for sharing this link with more information with your network of contacts. Let us know if you have any questions!


Sylvia Maria Gross, Storytelling Editor,

Laura Ziegler, Community Engagement Reporter and Producer,

C.J. Janovy, Arts Editor and Reporter,

KCABJ Newsletter for September 2017
September 17, 2017

Membership meeting

KCABJ members met at the September meeting, but no entries were received for the 2017 KCABJ Media Awards.

The issue was tabled until the Oct. 21 meeting. If no entries are submitted at that time by paid KCABJ members then there will be no media awards handed out for 2017.

Members of KCABJ should look for the October meeting announcement in their email ahead of the date.


The National Association of Black Journalists has established a relief fund to help NABJ members negatively affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Donations can be sent to NABJ Relief for Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Those NABJ members directly and negatively affected by the terrible storms may email NABJ Region III Director Ken Lemon at with appeals.

NABJ this month gave its best practices award to the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media. NABJ President Sarah Glover said, “We believe the Emma Bowen Foundation has proven itself a leader in ensuring diversity in the newsroom by its nearly 30-year old internship program that connects students of color to valuable opportunities in newsrooms across the country.”

KC People

Gerald Jordan, longtime associate professor of journalism at University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and The Kansas City Star’s first black sportswriter, first black editorial writer and first black TV critic, is the recipient of the 2017 Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship, ASNE announced Wednesday. Gerald also was a founding member of the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists in 1981.

A $1,000 award, given in recognition of an educator’s outstanding efforts to encourage students of color to enter the field of journalism, will be given Oct. 10 at the American Society of News Editors annual convention in Washington, D.C.