panel discussion

Rayna Karst, editor-and-chief of The Bulletin and senior English major (left), Allie Crome, managing editor of The Bulletin and junior English education major (middle) and Sarah Spoon, opinion editor of The Bulletin and junior Spanish and English major (right), lead a panel discussion about how they conducted the investigation into "Jane's Story" April 10 at the Kansas Collegiate Media Conference in Wichita, Kansas. The Bulletin is receiving the "Above and Beyond" award from the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government for their investigation, which uncovered how Emporia State handled a student's sexual misconduct allegation.

The Bulletin will receive the 2018 “Above and Beyond” award for its investigation of “Jane’s Story,” which uncovered how Emporia State handled a student’s sexual misconduct allegation. The Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government is presenting the award to staff Friday.

The Bulletin is being recognized “for its coverage and subsequent fallout of an international student’s struggles to cope with a university investigation of a longtime ESU professor,” according to a news release from the Sunshine Coalition.

This is the first time student newspaper staffs have been chosen to receive the “Above and Beyond” award, according to the release. The other student newspaper receiving the award is Wichita State University’s “Sunflower.”

Max Kautsch, Sunshine Coalition board member and media law attorney, will be presenting The Bulletin with this award 2 p.m. Friday in the Xi Phi room in the Memorial Union.

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