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Jon Niccum, BS

Adjunct Professor in Arts & Sciences


BS - University of Kansas

Jon Niccum is an award-winning journalist, author and screenwriter. Since 2011, he has been an entertainment writer and critic for the Kansas City Star. Prior to that he spent 10 years as an editor at the Lawrence Journal-World and its website, and seven years as an editor at The Pitch, the Kansas City alt-weekly newspaper.

He is the author of “The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans to Stage Riots, Famous Musicians Tell All.”

He graduated KU’s film department in 1989. He has taught journalism and film at KU since 2013 and at Ottawa University since 2015.

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