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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 […]


Grateful for WPC teamwork, leadership

As I wrap up my year as president of Wichita Professional Communicators, I am grateful for the team of board members I had the pleasure of working with this year as well as the new leaders coming on board in 2022. Teamwork makes the dream work. There’s no “I” in […]


Les Anderson

Remembering Les Anderson

Les Anderson invited me to my first Wichita Professional Communicators luncheon. At the time, I was a student in his classes at Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication. With his guidance, I developed a love for journalism and the AP Stylebook, and a deep hate for the word “very.” […]


Member profile: Judy Conkling

Why do you think groups like Wichita Professional Communicators are important? Those of us who work independently – or as the sole communications professional for a small business or organization – really need to connect socially and professionally with other communicators. WPC offers that opportunity, as a home for all […]

Judy Conkling

Fun and fellowship abound at WPC annual mixer

The annual WPC mixer and scholarship fundraiser returned Sept. 1 to the east-side Wichita Marriott. More than 60 attendees raised an estimated $2,700 for the organization’s scholar-ship fund. It was WPC’s first in-person mixer since 2019. Last year’s event was virtual, due to COVID-19 restrictions. “This was a great show […]


Tallgrass Film Festival goes live, will feature HBO’s Gordon Parks documentary

Whether you can travel to Wichita, Kansas or not, the 2021 Tallgrass Film Festival offers films created by filmmakers from all over the world available to you in person or virtually. Tallgrass believes in showcasing the best filmmaking experience possible, according to Melanie Addington, the new Tallgrass Film Association’s executive […]

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Haley Crowson

Member profile: Haley Crowson

What is your current profession? Community Engagement Coordinator at KMUW What do you love the most about your field? I love the breadth of the work we do at KMUW. KMUW is more than just news, it’s creativity, engagement, and relationship building with the community. Every day is different, and […]