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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.

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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.

 

 

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The Journal is published by the Kansas Leadership Center, which receives core funding from the Kansas Health Foundation.

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.

 

KLC MISSION

To foster civic leadership for stronger, healthier and more prosperous Kansas communities.

 

KLC VISION

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

David Lindstrom, Overland Park (Chair)

Julia Fabris McBride, Matfield Green (Interim President & CEO)

Jill Arensdorf, Hays

Tracey Beverlin, Pratt

Gennifer Golden House, Goodland

Ron Holt, Wichita

Karen Humphreys, Wichita

Mary Lou Jaramillo, Merriam

Susan Kang, Lawrence

Peter Nájera, Wichita

Patrick Rossol-Allison, Seattle, Washington

Frank York, Ashland

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jeff Tuttle Photography

 

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Chris Green

 

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Shaun Rojas

 

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Sam Smith

 

ART DIRECTION + DESIGN

Craig Lindeman

 

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

Stan Finger

P.J. Griekspoor

Kim Gronniger

Jerry LaMartina

Joel Mathis

Amanda Vega-Mavec

Mark McCormick

Dawn Bormann Novascone

Michael Pearce

Laura Roddy

Barbara Shelly

Mike Sherry

Beccy Tanner

Keith Tatum

Mark Wiebe

 

 COPY EDITORS

Bruce Janssen

Shannon Littlejohn

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

Pat Byrnes

Erin DeGroot

Anthony Russo

 

KANSAS LEADERSHIP CENTER

325 East Douglas Avenue

Wichita, KS 67202

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