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The next generation of journalists is putting its education to practice here at The Collegian and the Royal Purple. Students from across campus staff our publications’ offices to report and edit the news, to sell and create advertisements, and to learn new media skills.
You can help them succeed. Collegian Media Group awards more than $2,500 in scholarships every year, most of which is funded by generous donations from our friends. Our ability to reward our best student staffers, to bring in successful professionals for intensive workshops, and even to upgrade hardware and software is a direct result of your tax-deductible gift.
Like gifts for scholarships, your financial support for our operating budget is tax-deductible. We’re looking to grow in the areas of video journalism and on-line newsgathering, both of which require electronic equipment we’ve never had to purchase before. That’s why we’ve come up with the Digital Initiative.
The Digital Initiative is a key to our success because moving the Collegian, the Royal Purple and the Campus Directory fully into the digital age will help keep our publications relevant. With student editors dedicated to the task and the hardware and software to make the transition, we can make the jump in three to five years.
To make the transition we would like to hire graduate students as teaching assistants to work as editors in the Collegian or Royal Purple newsroom. We would provide them training and the chance to meet industry professionals through seminars that train journalists in new media hosted variously by Poynter, Columbia University or Berkeley. Back in their newsrooms, the graduate editors would report to their publications’ editors for content, and to the publications’ professional advisers for digital goals. During the Digital Initiative, we will use existing funds from the Malinda & Andy Gilchrist Fund to bring multi-media professionals to Manhattan to further train the students.
The newspaper and yearbook are part of Collegian Media Group, a private business that receives no funding from the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, K-State or the state of Kansas. A portion of its income comes from student fees, but our student sales staff brings in the majority of our revenue.
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Collegian Media Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit under the IRS Code. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.