Alumni Award Press Release

A big part of my Broadcast Journalism Writing class was writing news releases and press releases. We wrote tons of them! This really helped us learn how a press release should read, the style it should be formatted as, and how to prioritize certain information included. Below is a press release written for the University of Kansas Daily Kansan and highlights an award that the School of Journalism and Mass Communications received.

To: The University of Kansas Daily Kansan 

Subject: University of Kansas School of Journalism Alumni Award

University of Kansas News Release 

For immediate release 

March 4, 2021

University of Kansas School of Journalism Alumni Award

Lawrence, KS – The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications is receiving a distinguished alumni award for dedication to journalism excellence, community service, and commitment to KU on September 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm CST.  

The school of Journalism presents J-School Generations each year to allow students and alumni to connect for future enterprises and endeavors. The recipients for this year’s alumni awards are Jenni Carlson and Eric Morgenstern.  The award ceremony luncheon is going to be held in the Clarkson Gallery of Stauffer-Flint and was open to the public.  Reservations are required due to limited seating.  

“She covered men’s and women’s basketball and she served as sports editor. Then she went to work for the Kansas City Star,” said Malcolm Gibson, former University Daily Kansas general manager, on Carlson.  

For more information: 

Annabelle Bragalone 

University of Kansas Journalism student 


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