Mass Media

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Mass Media Banquet 

The Mass Media Banquet is held every spring semester to honor and acknowledge students and staff from the department.

It is produced by the PR Campaigns class. The class chooses a unique theme each year. The class is responsible for all the details of the banquet, from promotion, to decorations, to evaluation, and running the actual event, all while staying within budget. This is one of the great hands-on experiences Washburn University students receive.

The banquet showcases a keynote speaker, usually someone from the area that can provide insight to students based on their journey within the media industry. At the banquet seniors are recognized, as well as scholarship recipients. An Outstanding Student Award is given to one student from each of the four areas of emphasis. The class also chooses an alumnus to receive the Outstanding Alumni Award and another to receive the Alumni Rising Star Award. 

The next banquet will take place on April 7th, 2016. Please call 785-670-1836 for more information.

Mass Media Messenger 

The Mass Media Messenger is the student-produced Alumni Magazine. Students from the Feature Writing and Publication Layout & Design classes work on putting together the magazine. 

Previous issues of the Mass Media Messenger are available here.

If you want to be added to our mailing list, please send us an e-mail at:

On-Campus Laboratories

Mass Media majors have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in advertising, public relations, print and digital film and video at Washburn University. Instructional Media’s television studio, WUCT-CH 13 cable channel, and public TV station, KTWU, provide majors with additional experience. The video and film editing courses are taught in lab facilities in Henderson Learning Center.

Student Media Opportunities

The Washburn Review is a student-run publication dedicated to informing and providing a voice for the general population of Washburn University. The Review has been an award winning, student produced news and information resource on the campus of Washburn University since 1897.  The website was launched in 2006.  For more information about becoming involved with the Washburn Review please send an email to:

The Kaw Yearbook is a nationally-recognized student publication produced each year by the students of Washburn University. In 2006 it was nominated for a Pacemaker Award, one of the most presegious awards in college media.