A photojournalist by nature and training, Tim Janicke has the heart of a teacher. He always offers his time, energy and professional opinions to critique and encourage photographers to do “a better job.” He holds his photographers to high standards, both photographically and ethically. Janicke is editor of Star Magazine, the Sunday magazine of The Kansas City Star. He’s also a writer and photographer for the magazine.
He is an adjunct professor of photojournalism at the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, University of Kansas, and frequent contributor to journalism workshops. Janicke has also served as assistant managing editor for photography at The Star, and in other editing positions in the photography department of the newspaper.
He coordinated the newspaper’s photo coverage of baseball and football playoffs, including the 1985 World Series; of NCAA basketball tournaments, including the 1988 Final Four in Kansas City; and has also coordinated photo coverage of eight national political conventions. He worked at The Hutchinson (Kan.) News and The Olathe (Kan.) Daily News before moving to The Star.
He was editor of the 1987 book, A Week at Kansas State, featuring the photographs of 44 Kansas State alumni and student photographers. Janicke worked for Student Publications at Kansas State University. He was a photographer, reporter, photo editor and summer editor of The Kansas State Collegian in 1976. He’s a 1986 graduate of Kansas State University. Janicke is the author and photographer of a book about public art in Kansas City called City of Art, first published in 2001. In the summer of 2000, he wrote and photographed a 10-part series for The Star about Interstate 35. For the series, he flew to Laredo, Texas and drove I-35 to Duluth, Minn. — 1,593 miles.