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

WKU Photojournalism Alumni graduates find work during global pandemic

Gunnar Word  In the past 18 months Western Kentucky University alumni photojournalists managed the new and unexpected conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic through adaptation and growth.  USA Today photographer Katie Stratman really had to reinvent her productive wheel...

WKU community reflects on changes made at the Herald

Lucy Rutherford   “Student News—Faculty News—Alumni News—All News”  For decades, these were the words that appeared on the front page of Western Kentucky University’s College Heights Herald. Today, they can’t be found.   The exemption of this tagline may seem like an...

Fleischaker/Greene class visits memorials in D.C

By Erian Bradley The Fleischaker/Green class took a class trip to Washington D.C, as a part of their First Amendment studies this Fall. The class visited the Eisenhower Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Memorial. Dr....

Do we still need a press corps?

By Monica Kast Although writing from slightly different perspectives, both Ken Auletta and Patrick Sloyan argue that the White House press corps has grown weaker and less influential during the Bush and Obama presidencies.  Keeping in mind our conversation on...

A President’s First Duty is to Keep Americans Safe

Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan write that Barack Obama is The Worst President in History. From this handout of the 200 reasons why he is the worst president, select two reasons to critique. Do you agree or disagree? Fully explain your answer.  178. Allowing...

Other Factors Led to Decline in American Optimism

Matt Magolis and Mark Noonan write that Barack Obama is The Worst President in History. From the handout of the 200 reasons why he is the worst president, select two reasons to critique. Do you agree or disagree? Fully explain your answer. There are many things to...

What I learned: Reflections on Politics & The Presidency

This class has been a crash course experience in learning how to understand and cover a presidential election. From behind a camera or in an interview, I have tried to capture what people think and feel about this particular point in our democratic history but I also...

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of a political advertisement

The cavernous space of Studio A at StagePost in Nashville was dimly lit on the morning of Oct. 27. A few softboxes hung from the ceiling and two light panels on stands provided the only light as technicians worked to assemble a simple set for the coming shoot. The ...

How to be in two places at once

By Amelia Brett I carefully slide the lid off as I lounge on my bed. A small tan box of nostalgia with a smooth surface sits in my lap. I run my fingers across the striped sides and over the label that says “Keys to the Past.” The elastic band that keeps it sealed...

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...

WKU community reflects on changes made at the Herald

Lucy Rutherford   “Student News—Faculty News—Alumni News—All News”  For decades, these were the words that appeared on the front page of Western Kentucky University’s College Heights Herald. Today, they can’t be found.   The exemption of this tagline may seem like an...

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...

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...

The reality of dreams

By Griffin Fletcher It’s late afternoon on Saturday at Paradise Point Marketplace in Scottsville, nearly a 40-minute drive from downtown Bowling Green, and the smell of steaming hot dogs mingles with the warm April air. Max Erskine, 23, a Paradise Point employee, uses...

That’s the ticket: Section 105, Row f, Seat 1.

By Kyle Williams The man walks into a basketball arena on a cold, early-November night while the home team gears up for its lone exhibition game of the young season. He takes his usual route — maneuvering through fans on the way to the seat he’s grown accustomed to...