Western Kentucky University Journalism

Our journalism program is designed to prepare students for a changing media environment by focusing on content, ethics, and technology. All work featured on this site is original work produced by WKU students in our program’s journalism courses.

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Student Published Works

Our students within the WKU Journalism department spend time writing in their classes to gain hands on experience. We are proud to share their work with you!

News

WKU Journalism students cover a wide variety of news events. If you’re looking for the latest news from politics to community events to pop culture and more, take a peek at our students’ perspectives on current events.

Lifestyle

What’s trending? WKU students know what is popular both on and off campus. Whether it’s fashion, food, travel, or culture, our students have got you covered.

Entertainment

We take sports pretty seriously at WKU and we like to celebrate what’s going on in the community. Our journalism students will keep you up-to-date on the latest in entertainment.

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Spotlight

Honoring people and sharing their personal experiences is powerful. WKU Journalism students like to take the time to give individuals a voice and a chance to tell their stories.

About WKU Journalism

The WKU Journalism program is one of four programs within the School of Media at Western Kentucky University located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Students enrolled in the program can earn a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism within 4 years.

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If you are a current WKU Journalism student, we encourage you to submit your work here! Your writing might be featured on our website so we can recognize you as an outstanding student and journalist.

Recently Published Articles

Research: the struggle for women’s suffrage

(Editor’s note: Photo by Levi Guzman on Unsplash) By Leo Bertucci Fleischaker-Greene Scholar Geographic differences between the West, Midwest, and South explain why pro-women’s suffrage movements in each of these regions dealt with different challenges. Historical...

“Cancel Culture” is here to stay

(Editor’s note: Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash)  By Sarah Walters  Payton Bingham sits aloft on her bed along with her fat speckled cat, Misty Minerva McGonagall.  On either side of her, “Harry Potter” posters are carefully taped to the walls. They accompany...

Driven to become free

By McKenna Mitchell The day I received my driver’s license, my best friend and I set off on our long-awaited adventure. We wanted Raising Cane’s Chicken. We scrambled out of South Oldham High School with purses and backpacks in tow. We dodged carpool moms and crossed...

A fight in the pit worth taking

By Sarah Walters Something that shouldn't come as a surprise about neo-Nazis: They fight dirty. I expected their affinity for metal music and shitty IPA beer. I didn't expect the biting and the hair-pulling. I discovered my expectations or lack of understanding of...

Music helped push civil rights movements forward

Editor's Note: Music helped unite thousands during Civil Rights Era marches and protest such as this march on Washington, D.C. (photo above), and that theme continues today. Lucy Rutherford Fleischaker-Green Scholar In June of 1964, Ku Klux Klan members kidnapped and...

Survey shows increased support of election reforms

Leo Bertucci  Fleischaker-Green Scholar A batch of preliminary results from a public policy survey produced by political science professors and students from Western Kentucky University shows a two-year increase in support for several election reforms in...

Special topics class takes deep dive into voting rights

Leah Hunter Fleischaker-Green Scholar In an era where journalists face unprecedented criticism from the public, student journalists need a better understanding of digging deeper into issues and to know the extent of their First Amendment rights. Since 2008, students...

Voter fraud tops election concerns

By Hannah Claussen Fleischaker-Green Scholar On Nov. 6, 2012, Ruth Thomasine Robinson, 70, lost her reelection bid against Sam Howell for mayor of Martin, a small Floyd County community in eastern Kentucky. Robinson’s three-vote loss must have come as a surprise. She...

Pandemic pushes up election costs

By Debra Murray Voting, once a simple task of waiting in line and filling out a bubble sheet, came more complex with the COVID-19 pandemic and a lot more expensive. The pandemic’s spread throughout the U.S. by primaries last year led14 states postpone primary...

Voter fraud tops list of election concerns

By Hannah Claussen On Nov. 6, 2012, Ruth Thomasine Robinson, 70, lost her reelection bid against Sam Howell for mayor of Martin, a small Floyd County community in eastern Kentucky. Robinson’s three-vote loss must have come as a surprise. She and her family spent a lot...

“Cancel Culture” is here to stay

(Editor’s note: Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash)  By Sarah Walters  Payton Bingham sits aloft on her bed along with her fat speckled cat, Misty Minerva McGonagall.  On either side of her, “Harry Potter” posters are carefully taped to the walls. They accompany...

Music helped push civil rights movements forward

Editor's Note: Music helped unite thousands during Civil Rights Era marches and protest such as this march on Washington, D.C. (photo above), and that theme continues today. Lucy Rutherford Fleischaker-Green Scholar In June of 1964, Ku Klux Klan members kidnapped and...

Brunch is served at White Squirrel Brewery

By Naomi Driessnack There isn’t a wait for a seat, but the place is mostly full and its conversations are getting loud. The room smells of cinnamon and pepper. Soft light from an overcast sky fills the room from a glass roll-up garage door. It’s Sunday brunch at the...

Novo Dolce diversifies local culinary scene

By Giorgi Meyer Recent years have experienced a rise of a new culinary trend, the gastro pubs. Since its inception the idea behind gastro pubs was to take the old English savoir-faire of pubs and fuse it with modern European gastronomic cuisine. Novo Dolce, hidden...

Holidays on the High Seas

By Amelia Epley I was feeling the rocking of the boat as I fixed my hair for Thanksgiving dinner. I turned off the blower and reapplied the herbal oil behind my ears. Tonight’s seasickness would be...

Driven to become free

By McKenna Mitchell The day I received my driver’s license, my best friend and I set off on our long-awaited adventure. We wanted Raising Cane’s Chicken. We scrambled out of South Oldham High School with purses and backpacks in tow. We dodged carpool moms and crossed...

A fight in the pit worth taking

By Sarah Walters Something that shouldn't come as a surprise about neo-Nazis: They fight dirty. I expected their affinity for metal music and shitty IPA beer. I didn't expect the biting and the hair-pulling. I discovered my expectations or lack of understanding of...

The unintentional incident of the cat in the night-time

By Sille Veilmark Ditte walked out of the front door in stockings and stepped thrice on her toes before she reached the garage. The almost 6-foot-tall plant wall in the driveway had newly been cut. Among tools, bikes and a big refrigerator for extra food storage in...