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Daniel Caudill


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Daniel Caudill is the 2020-21 editor-in-chief of The Sunflower, Wichita State’s independent, student-run newspaper. In spring 2020, he worked as a Statehouse intern for the Kansas News Service, a collaborative news wire between four public radio stations in Kansas: KCUR, Kansas Public Radio, KMUW, and High Plains Public Radio.

He previously worked as the news editor and a reporter for The Sunflower, starting in 2017. Caudill also worked part-time from 2018 to 2020 as a reporter for the Derby Informer, a weekly newspaper in Derby, Kansas.

In summer 2019, Caudill contributed stories and photos to the Flint Hills Media Project, an applied-learning magazine project at the Elliott School of Communication. His work has been picked up by The Associated Press, and has appeared in the U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Times, The Wichita Eagle, The Emporia Gazette, The Shawnee Mission Post and more newspapers across Kansas.

He is seeking a bachelor's degree in political science and journalism. After college, Caudill wants to continue a career in journalism, covering government or education.


Kansas News Service (KCUR, KMUW, KPR, HPPR)

Kansas News Service
Protecting Voters From COVID-19 Will Cost Kansas Counties Extra

Polling places in Kansas are required by law to be open, but this year's primary and general elections might see fewer in-person votes and more by mail. The latter is a safe and convenient option in the time of coronavirus, but comes with its own costs and challenges.

Kansas News Service
Kansas College Students Face Uncertainty In A World Changed By The Coronavirus

A few weeks ago, University of Kansas senior Fatimah Alsinan was in a workshop finishing the last design and construction projects for her architecture degree. Now, she's meeting with classmates online, reviewing premade blueprints and building projects with K'Nex and Legos at her apartment.

Kansas News Service
Kansas Moves To Get Suspended Drivers Back On The Road, But Some Say It's Not Enough

TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas has one of the highest rates of suspended drivers in the country, and the majority of those more than 215,000 licenses are suspended for unpaid fines or court fees - sometimes unrelated to driving. Both the Kansas House and Senate approved separate bills last month aimed at getting drivers back on the road.

Kansas News Service
Kansas Could Be The Next State To Make More Evidence Public In Fatal Police Shootings

TOPEKA, Kansas - Wendy Couser, a former juvenile intake officer at the Newton Police Department, has always believed in the importance of consequences. But Couser feels that she's yet to see consequences for the law enforcement officials who beat, shot and killed her son, William "Matthew" Holmes, during an arrest in August 2017.

The Sunflower

The Sunflower
Jay Golden named Wichita State University's 14th president

The wait is over. After a months-long closed search process, the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday selected Jay Golden, 55, to be the 14th president of Wichita State University. Golden most recently served as a vice chancellor at East Carolina University. In his first address to the university, he said some of his main...

The Sunflower
WSU students can now register a 'chosen name' - with some limitations

As someone who goes by a name that's not on their birth certificate, sophomore Eli Flores says it can be uncomfortable to be exposed to their legal name or have to correct others. But thanks to a change in Wichita State's records system, Flores and other students may find some relief from the stress that...

Emporia Gazette, Flint Hills Media Project, Derby Informer

Derby Informer
DPS: Removal of Trump flag was done in error

Derby Public Schools said a district official acted in error when they took a Trump-related flag from a student and requested the student return it to his car at Friday night's match against Newton.

The Emporia Gazette
Symphony in the Flint Hills canceled for first time in 14 years

For the first time in its 14-year run, the Symphony in the Flint Hills on Saturday canceled its signature event. High-powered winds in a Friday-night storm tore through the symphony’s planned site in Irma’s Pasture, part of a ranch near Bazaar in Chase County.

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