Applicants wanted for journalism academy

The World Company and the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas University are seeking applications for the Citizen Journalism Academy.

The class will learn from educators and journalists about the processes and standards that help translate community activities and events into “news.”

Class members will learn about writing, photography, videography and blogging, and get hands-on experience.

Classes, which are free, will be on five consecutive Monday evenings, beginning Oct. 2.

Tell us about yourself and why you want to be selected for this first class of up to 25 individuals. We need your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, plus a paragraph or two describing your reasons for wanting to be selected.

CJA applications can be mailed to the Lawrence Journal-World, 609 New Hampshire, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence, KS 66044; e-mailed to; or completed online at

The deadline is Sept. 15.