WPC News


WPC June luncheon: Chris Green explores why investigative journalism matters

As newsrooms across the country are forced to cut staff, strong investigative journalism can often be the first to take a hit. Join us in June for a discussion about the importance of investigative journalism with Chris Green, managing editor of the Kansas Leadership Center’s quarterly magazine, The Journal. One […]


WPC-ICT June discussion: Niche writing

Plan to join WPC-ICT on the last Monday of June when MeLinda Schnyder turns our open discussions to niche writing and marketing for something you love to do, have specific knowledge in or find is an area that has an unmet need for content. Schnyder, a longtime journalist, first found […]


Words from the WPC president: Get inspired at the national level

I’ve been bitten. Not by a pesky mosquito – at least not yet – but the bug that comes from being around other inspiring people. Through WPC’s and WPC-ICT’s programming, I have found lots to be inspired about – from making connections to hearing relevant information about the media, publishing […]


Leadership sought for Kansas Professional Communicators

Kansas Professional Communicators (KPC) needs YOU! There are several KPC officer positions open, and they are: President 1st Vice President for Membership 2nd Vice President for Bylaws Secretary Treasurer The KPC executive board is required to meet four times a year, and for the past five years, the board has […]


Do you have website redesign or planning skills or interest?

Wichita Professional Communicators is forming a committee to work on redesigning and updating the content on our website. This is an excellent way for those of you with experience in website design or planning a redesign to contribute to WPC. For those with more interest than experience, joining the committee […]


WPC May luncheon: Bonita Gooch pushes Community Voice statewide

Wichita native Bonita Gooch has grown The Community Voice from a small local monthly publication to one of the largest and most widely circulated nondaily papers in the state of Kansas. Join us on May 1 at our monthly luncheon to hear from Gooch on the importance of niche publications […]


Student, editor, legal eagle wins scholarship

Courtney Klaus, a Newman University junior majoring in communication and history with a minor in journalism, is WPC’s 2019 scholarship winner. She serves as editor-in-chief of the university’s weekly student newspaper The Vantage, previously working as a Vantage reporter, then managing editor. As Vantage editor, Klaus is a fierce advocate […]


KPC announces Angie Prather as 2019 Communicator of Achievement

Angie Prather is a gifted communicator who can “relate to a room full of Rotarians, connect with 20- somethings on social media or craft a pointed message for a legislative agenda.” With more than 30 years in her marketing and communications career, she has served and strengthened her Kansas communities. […]


Member share: Obama and Powell high on Wilma’s bucket list

Seeing and hearing former President Barack Obama and retired Gen. Colin Powell speak in the same week and same room is like a dream come true. You never know what it’s like to be so high that you have to pinch yourself to calm down. That’s exactly how I felt […]


Words from the WPC president: Let’s celebrate some winners

It’s time to celebrate some winners. At our April meeting, we announced the winner of our $2,000 scholarship: junior Courtney Klaus, a communications major at Newman University who is also the student newspaper editor there. Read more about her here. WPC also has cause to celebrate some winners among our […]