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

The Swipe Out Hunger initiative fights food insecurity at WKU

By Ellie Sandlin The WKU Student Government Association started a Swipe Out Hunger initiative for the spring 2022 semester to fight food insecurity.  Cole Bornefeld, a junior from Hendersonville, Tennessee, is a senator at large for the Student Government...

Disc Golf takes flight at WKU

By Jeffrey Meyers At almost any park in Bowling Green, you can spot people throwing discs at chained baskets. This is disc golf, and WKU has a team for it.  Disc golf is a sport where players throw frisbee-like discs into baskets, attempting to score below par....

Looking back to look forward

(Editor’s note: Photo by Mike Labrum on Unsplash.) By Hannah Claussen I stepped out of the car on a chilly Friday in October. My heels sunk into the soft dirt, so I walked on my toes. My eyes stayed trained on the ground. I knew before I opened the door that everyone...

Media bias trend deepens the news consumer divide

(Editor’s note: Photo by Christ Montgomery on Unsplash.) By Hannah Clausen The media of all kinds play a daily role in the lives of Americans and for many, news media remains a staple in the daily routine. Whether a morning cup of coffee and a side of cable news,...

Changing his hat changed his life

By Rhiannon Johnston Before the final pitch, he knew exactly what he wanted.  Surrounded by Western Kentucky University baseball fans, young Hunter Evans sat quietly out of place at the Hot Rod Stadium in his hometown, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  The WKU...

Kentucky Voters Face Changes

WKU student Jeanna Kleine-Kratch takes a deeper look into Kentucky voting legislation and how it affects voters. https://youtu.be/yZotnOiVxoM

Meet the 2022 Fleischaker-Greene Scholars

Professor "Mac" McKerral Assistant Director Journalism Major Coordinator School of Media Professor Scott Lasley Department Head Political Science Carley Stone Hometown: Corbin, Kentucky Degree programs: Broadcasting; Advertising; User Experience; Digital...

Reflecting on the Voting Rights Act of 1965

https://youtu.be/Jev2S9PG1ww By Carley Stone Fleischaker-Greene Scholar

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...

The Swipe Out Hunger initiative fights food insecurity at WKU

By Ellie Sandlin The WKU Student Government Association started a Swipe Out Hunger initiative for the spring 2022 semester to fight food insecurity.  Cole Bornefeld, a junior from Hendersonville, Tennessee, is a senator at large for the Student Government...

Media bias trend deepens the news consumer divide

(Editor’s note: Photo by Christ Montgomery on Unsplash.) By Hannah Clausen The media of all kinds play a daily role in the lives of Americans and for many, news media remains a staple in the daily routine. Whether a morning cup of coffee and a side of cable news,...

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...

Disc Golf takes flight at WKU

By Jeffrey Meyers At almost any park in Bowling Green, you can spot people throwing discs at chained baskets. This is disc golf, and WKU has a team for it.  Disc golf is a sport where players...

Looking back to look forward

(Editor’s note: Photo by Mike Labrum on Unsplash.) By Hannah Claussen I stepped out of the car on a chilly Friday in October. My heels sunk into the soft dirt, so I walked on my toes. My eyes stayed trained on the ground. I knew before I opened the door that everyone...

Changing his hat changed his life

By Rhiannon Johnston Before the final pitch, he knew exactly what he wanted.  Surrounded by Western Kentucky University baseball fans, young Hunter Evans sat quietly out of place at the Hot Rod Stadium in his hometown, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  The WKU...

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...