The Journal, found online at klcjournal.com, is the nationally recognized magazine published by the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita. The publication focuses on highlighting important civic leadership issues in Kansas and beyond through in-depth reporting, investigative journalism and innovative writing, graphic design, photography, multimedia and public discussions. The Journal is nonpartisan. It seeks to educate and inform readers about issues from multiple perspectives and it does not engage in advocacy.
In 2019, The Journal received the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Local/Regional Magazine Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Award from the University of Kansas’ School of Journalism and the William Allen White Foundation.
The Kansas Leadership Center, publisher of The Journal, is a first-of-its-kind educational organization founded to foster leadership. for stronger, healthier and more prosperous communities in Kansas. Its programs and teachings present leadership as an activity available to anyone at any time. KLC offers training for organizations, teams and individuals as well as advanced programs for leadership development practitioners. It provides development grants for civically oriented organizations in Kansas, partners with local community leadership programs and offers customized trainings for the business sector. KLC hosts civic leadership forums and encourages Kansans to take active part in public life for the common good. It receives core funding from the Kansas Health Foundation.
The Journal provides more details about its approach to journalism on its transparency and ethics page. We also offer further explanations about our policies for corrections and clarifications.
A copy of the most recent Form 990 for KLC can be found here.
The print edition of the magazine is distributed quarterly to more than 8,000 across Kansas and beyond. Annual subscriptions are available here ($24.95 for four issues). Single issues available for $10 at the Kansas Leadership Center’s online store.
To foster civic leadership for stronger, healthier and more prosperous Kansas communities.
To be the center of excellence for leadership development and civic engagement.
We envision a civic culture in Kansas and beyond that is healthy, productive, and well-positioned to make progress on the toughest challenges and thrive.
THE JOURNAL’S ROLE
To build a healthy 21st Century public square for all to lead.
HOW WE DO IT
Provide trustworthy information that energizes civic engagement
Help people understand areas of common ground as well as differences
Perpetuate a culture of respect for differing viewpoints
Shine a light on difficult civic challenges without fear or favor
Highlight progress — and the people mobilizing it — when it occurs
Explore when and why gaps between reality and aspiration persist
KANSAS LEADERSHIP CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
ART DIRECTION + DESIGN
Dawn Bormann Novascone
KANSAS LEADERSHIP CENTER
325 East Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67202