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Well-known journalist, Kentucky politics expert and University of Kentucky Professor Al Cross is scheduled to deliver the Joe Creason Lecture in Journalism at the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame ceremony, held by the UK School of Journalism and Media, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom on the UK campus.
Eight CI students were inducted into the University of Kentucky chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) National Honor Society on Feb. 28. 
UKNow sat down with Beecher Reuning, a filmmaker and assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information’s School of Journalism and Media, to hear their insight on the Academy Awards and film industry. 
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who exposed corruption and the impact of strip mining, a leading Black journalist, a former religion reporter who now preaches and writes a column, the former leader of one of Kentucky’s largest media outlets, and two longtime journalism educators, one a broadcaster and the other an editor-publisher, make up the 2024 class of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
Victor Luckerson will discuss “How the Press Shaped the Tulsa Race Massacre and Its Legacy” at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Grand Ballroom A of the Gatton Student Center on the University of Kentucky campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
On this 2024 Leap Day, the University of Kentucky is celebrating all the Wildcats who can call this unusual day their birthday, which includes just 14 current students and eight employees. And out of more than 280,000 known living UK alumni around the world, only 157 of them were born on Leap Day, or about .05%. The oldest of those 157 alumni is 1949 UK graduate Charles E. Whaley. Born in 1928, Whaley is 96 years old today, although he is celebrating only his 24th actual birthday.
Benjy Hamm, the director of the UK Institute for Rural Journalism, was profiled alongside the UK School of Journalism and Media in the February 2024 edition of "Editor & Publisher."
The staff of the Kentucky Kernel won the General Excellence award among 47 others at the 2024 Kentucky Press Association Winter convention. 
The Kentucky Press Association has named UK School of Journalism and Media's Professor Al Cross as its Most Valuable Member of 2023. 

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