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K-State Today

June 19, 2015

University sees success from media outreach

Submitted by News and Communications Services

The Division of Communications and Marketing delivered a one-two punch for Kansas State University researchers as a host of top-tier media outlets featured various research studies at the university for the second week in a row. 

• Leaders are made, according to The Los Angeles Times. Among the thousands of stories circulating, the newspaper chose to cover the possibility of a leadership gene that was the focus of a K-State news release.

• Belief in a good story trumped all when Smithsonian magazine used a K-State news release about belief in pure evil as the backbone for its story on how support of the death penalty may be linked to belief in pure evil. 

Smithsonian magazine also had a lot to say about fatherhood and research at K-State when it cited a K-State news release about how fathers feel guilty for picking activities and exercise over family time in its story about new things science says about being a dad.

• Beth Bohn, senior editor, had a story idea with some bite. She suggested a Kansas City Star reporter visit with a tick expert about K-State scientists breeding ticks to study how to stop diseases from spreading. The result was something the Chicago Tribune and MSN sank their teeth into.

• A K-State news release about the dangers of parvovirus in dog parks gave Fox 28 in Indiana something to wag its tail about.

• Social media users gave a big thumbs up to a news release about K-State being awarded a U.S. patent for a preclinical cancer detection test. The post has gotten more than 2,850 likes and has been shared nearly 850 times. 

Catch up on all the latest news hits concerning K-State by checking out the K-State in the news today website.