Media Crossroads was founded in the Fall of 2012 as a partnership between the William Allen White School of Journalism and the Kansas Memorial Student Union. For three years, Media Crossroads has served patrons in a variety of ways, including video production, live-streaming, and curriculum support. Media Crossroads also hosts student media production, with up to 20 live shows each semester. More than 100 students call Media Crossroads their classroom each week in the production of our flagship program, Good Morning KU.
In the Spring of 2016, Media Crossroads will move to the second floor of Anschutz Library, providing greater access to the undergraduate population. Student programming will continue to be the driving force of Media Crossroads, with 20 shows scheduled each week. Current Schedule Each program offers students the opportunity to learn all aspects of a multi-camera, live event production.
One of the unique services provided by Media Crossroads is our LTN link capability. We can connect individuals with national and global media organizations for HD-quality interviews. Just a few examples are listed below:
- William Elliott (Social Welfare) PBS News Hour
- Patricia Manning (Spanish) CNN Español
- Xu Liang (Molecular Bioscience) RT America
- Stephen Ware (Law) Al Jazeera America
- Michael Zogry (Religious Studies) Global National
In addition to student media production and LTN interviews, Media Crossroads provides video recording of campus events and partners with several campus organizations, including the Lied Center and the Dole Institute of Politics. A sampling of our client list is as follows:
Office of the Provost League of Women Voters
Self-Graduate Fellowship KU Med Center
School of Social Welfare Dialogue Institute Southwest
Office of Public Safety Olathe Northwest High School
First Year Experience
KU Writing Center
Office of Graduate Studies
Our students gain multi-media experience through all of the activities listed above and Media Crossroads is open to the needs of all KU students. Journalism students are available to guide and assist throughout every aspect of a project and answer any questions about our space. Come on in and tell us your story!