Steve Kraske and Dave Helling

Polsky Practical Personal Enrichment Series Presents - The State of the Media

7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2022 | Polsky Theatre

Free (ticket reservations required)

Individual Tickets


The state of news media is confusing and always evolving—how can we keep with the times? In this 90-minute presentation, dive deep into the world of journalism alongside local pros.


In a world where breaking news goes to Twitter first and homegrown reporting seems lost to time, local journalists Steve Kraske of KCUR and Dave Helling of The Kansas City Star will make sense of it all. Get an in-depth look at the past, present and future of professional newsgathering operations in the U.S. Consider the ethics of newsgathering as the process continues to evolve. Become an expert on both local and national media. A Q&A will follow.

This Polsky Series presentation is free and open to the public. Enjoy light refreshments and socializing 30 minutes before the program. While this is a free event, tickets are required for admission.

This event, part of the Polsky Practical Personal Enrichment Series, is sponsored by the JCCC Journalism and Media Communications Department and the JCCC Foundation.

The Polsky Practical Personal Enrichment Series is underwritten by the Norman and Elaine Polsky Family Supporting Foundation within the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation in partnership with JCCC and includes topics not being offered elsewhere. Successful professionals share their knowledge to benefit you.