Students in the University of Kansas'
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
rebuilt the William Allen White website in Fall 2002. As a project
for the online journalism course, students redesigned the site's
look, added content and created several new additions to the site.
One addition to the site is a section of profiles of winners of
the William Allen White Medal. Each student wrote a short biography
of an award winner.
With help from the White family and The Emporia
Gazette, journalism students also gathered letters and columns
written by White and took photos and video of his home in Emporia.
An interview with Christopher White Walker, the fourth generation
of White's family to publish the Gazette, reflects the commitment
to quality journalism passed along by William Allen White. That
commitment is reflected not only by members of White's family and
the foundation created in his honor, but the journalism students
who study at the school which bears his name.
WAW Website Creators from left to right: Back Row-Kris
Baxter, website advisor, Kelley Weiss, Meredith Brengle, Caroline
Boyer, Doug Donahoo, Jay Krall, Autumn Baumbach. Middle Row-Dr.
Ann Brill, professor, Justin Henning, Jessica Hood, Chris
White Walker (White's great grandson), Caroline Smith, Andrea
Burnett, Angie Dasbach, graduate teaching assistant. Front
Row-Sarah Hill, Briea Alden, Jenna Goepfert, Katie Nelson,
Jessica Tims, Melissa Studley. Not pictured is Lisa Loewen.