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NFPW names Communicator of Achievement nominees

The National Federation of Press Women has named its nominees for Communicator of Achievement, which include Wichita Professional Communicators member Gwen Larson. Larson has worked in journalism and communication for 36 years, with 17 years at The Emporia Gazette as a reporter and editor. She also had a weekly column […]

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Change is good

Changes are brewing at Wichita Professional Communicators. And that’s a good thing. This past year, we’ve challenged the status quo with monthly programs that made us think differently about what the communication sector looks like today. Gone are the days of the standard newsroom, the traditional inverted pyramid story template […]


It takes a village

It takes a village to make Wichita Professional Communicators work. This month, I want to talk about the hard work and dedication our board puts in each month to organize events and work to provide scholarships to communications students. Your vice president/president-elect, Naomi Shapiro, is a digital genius who keeps […]


Refresh and reorganize this spring

I’m writing this month’s column during our second snowstorm in a matter of weeks — only this time, instead of eating take out Chinese food and watching “Kill Bill” with my partner, I’m nestled away in my office at the Library. I hope everyone has stayed warm and safe during […]


Applications now open for annual student scholarship

Wichita Professional Communicators is proud to offer an annual $2,000 scholarship to students pursuing a communication field of study at Wichita-area colleges and universities. Do you know a student who could benefit? Fields of study include journalism, graphic design, photography, public relations, advertising, marketing, digital media and more. WPC is […]

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Picking up creative work, hobbies

I spent one week in January in isolation due to a close COVID-19 exposure. It brought flashbacks to the onset of the pandemic in 2020 when our lives were uprooted and we had to learn how to adapt to working from home, have meals delivered to our doors, and find […]


KPC honorees for NFPW milestones

Two women with ties to Kansas Professional Communicators — including a former longtime member of Wichita Professional Communicators — were among the more than 30 NFPW members who were recognized for reaching milestone years of membership at the June NFPW conference. Jane Lee of Kansas City, Missouri, was honored for […]


Getting the year up and running

Happy 2022! I hope this post finds you well and energized to tackle a new year. I don’t know about you, but I’m still tired from 2020 and 2021. I don’t think there are enough vacation days in the world to catch up from all of the constant movement, pivoting […]


Enter NFPW’s 2022 Communications Contest 1

Earn recognition for the great work you do! The National Federation of Press Women’s 2022 Communications Contest is accepting entries online, and the early bird deadline is Jan. 19. This two-tiered professional contest is open to both members and non-members, with entry fees discounted for members. The first tier of […]

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Wilma Moore-Black with friends at Tallgrass Film Festival

Giving back at Tallgrass Film Festival

By Wilma Moore-Black Learning a new craft while volunteering is a remarkable experience. Add an opportunity to be engaged with 113 worldwide filmmakers, see KAKE-TV friends, and five action-packed days of fun and great food—you’re in paradise. I’m talking about my first volunteering experience at the 19th annual Tallgrass Film […]