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Meet the Panelists for Sorting Facts from Fiction: Media Literacy Panel Discussion

Thanks to these media professionals for agreeing to be on our Sorting Facts from Fiction: Media Literacy Panel Discussion on June 26, 2024, at Flying Pig Improv, 3203 E. Douglas Ave. in Wichita, Kansas.

About the event: Be on guard against fake news! In our contemporary society, misinformation is distorting public conversations, fostering divisions, and shaping public policy. The abundance of intentionally misleading and biased information, manipulated narratives and facts, and propaganda makes it a daunting task to differentiate fact from fiction.

Join us for this enlightening panel discussion, where we'll guide you on how to spot the fakers, recognize bias in news, and discover reliable sources.

This event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome.

The registration fee is $10 at the door or in advance.

We are meeting at Flying Pig Improv at 3203 E. Douglas Ave. from 6 to 8 PM.


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Allison Campbell, editor-in-chief, The Sunflower

Allison Campbell is the editor-in-chief of Wichita State University's student newspaper, The Sunflower. Campbell is a senior pursuing a journalism and media production degree with a minor in English. Campbell hopes to pursue a career in writing or editing after graduating in May

Tom Shine, Director of News and Public Affairs, KMUW

Tom joined KMUW in 2017 after spending 37 years with The Wichita Eagle, where he held various reporting and editing roles. He came to Wichita from Michigan in 1980 to work for the morning Eagle and afternoon Beacon. The Beacon, through no fault of his own, folded a month after he got there.

In his role at KMUW, Tom works with his staff to provide in-depth, quality news coverage of important issues facing Wichita and Kansas. He is also the host of The Range, KMUW’s weekly show about where we live and the people who live here.

Tom is an adjunct instructor in the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University. He also helped start the KMUW News Lab, the station’s internship program, and the Korva Coleman Internship for student journalists of color.

When not at work, Tom enjoys reading nonfiction, attending local sporting events, and rooting for the football team from his alma mater, the University of Michigan.



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Jill D. Miller, Finishing School for Modern Women Headmistress, Badass Women of Wichita Alliance Founder

Jill D. Miller is passionate about helping people grow – professionally and personally. Her consulting company, Creative Solutions, has helped fledgling and seasoned entrepreneurs launch and grow out-of-the-ordinary and sometimes quirky ventures since 1998. Jill found her gift for teaching as a corporate trainer and loves influencing young minds as an adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship in the Arts at Wichita State University.

As Headmistress of the Finishing School for Modern Women, Jill has worked with thousands of women, inspiring them to overcome obstacles and move toward their goals. She founded the Badass Women of Wichita Alliance in 2021 with weekly gatherings to build community, promote nonprofits, and develop “badassery.”

After writing a blog for the Finishing School for seven years, Jill was inspired to compile her favorites into her first book, “Never Finished: Practical advice for Modern Women to inspire your fierce, authentic self she published in October 2022.

Active in the Wichita community, Jill leads cultural and women's organizations and is a zealous volunteer. In her spare time, she likes to attend artistic events and relax at home with her miniature rescue poodle, Jack.

This panel is sponsored by Optometric Billings Solutions,, (316) 722-2021 and Flying Pig Improv,, (316) 833-1889


Thank you to our sponsor, Optometric Billing Solutions!

Because of their sponsorship, we're able to keep the prices for our Badass Women of Wichita Alliance events at only $10, including panel discussions.

At 10501 W. Hampton Lakes in Maize, OBS is a woman-owned, nationally recognized insurance billing company for optometrist clinics in 43 states. It was named by Wichita Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Wichita, based on confidential employee job satisfaction surveys.

If you’re ready for a career in an employee-centered company with flexible hours and options to work at home after training, OBS wants to talk to you! Go to for more information.

Sending a resume to and letting OBS know the applicant is referred by the Badass network automatically guarantees them an interview. Make sure they drop your name when they apply! OBS rewards your referral with $150 cash each time the person you sent gets hired!


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