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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First Amendment

The Fleishaker -Greene First Amendment Studies class reports on First Amendment issues and utilizing open records.               

 

 

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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 seven programs within the School of Media and Communication at Western Kentucky University located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Students enrolled in the program can earn a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism within four 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

College athletes collecting with the ‘Collectives’

Above: (Redshirt senior guard and forward Dontaie Allen analyzes the play before making a move during a game in E.A. Diddle Arena. | Photo by: Wyatt Richardson) By Molly St. Clair When the Red Towel Trust launched in 2022, “Name, Image and Likeness” called NIL for...

Prof’s curiousity takes him throughout the world

Rickie Allen Scoutmaster of Troop 155 at Fort Knox, Kentucky has served in the military for the past 24 years. Active in scouts as a child Rickie became active as a leader while stationed in South Korea. Photo by Jonathan Adams By Maegan Hale Jonathan Adams, full-time...

Like Father, like Son

By Michael Collins Finchville, Kentucky, is a small, unincorporated town about 30 minutes outside Louisville.  A mile-long stretch of road guides happy, small-town homes in a straight line. A small park with a pond sits across the street from an antique store, a...

The art of not falling hard

By Michael Collins (Editor’s note: Unsplash photo by yns plt.) In the woods of North Carolina sits the Gen Z climber.  Noah Namvong is perched on a wood log bench next to a campfire, leaning back into his arms stretched behind him. Next to him on the bench’s edge...

Immigration: leaving the good and the bad behind

(Editor’s note: Unsplash photo by Kyle Glenn.) By Leah Hunter The immigrants that make up the Kentucky refugee city of Bowling Green, Kentucky, left their countries for myriad reasons — ethnic genocide, war and famine — for a new life in America. For many, the path to...

After the Storm, a New Day

By Madison Carter Aaron Cherry huddled in the bathroom at Peach Tree Tattoo, his livelihood since finishing college.  Cherry, adrenaline crazed and curious, left the door cracked enough to look through the windows and watched the green glow sweeping toward him....

Daniel Liddle: Diving into the YouTube pool

(Editor’s note: Image provided by Daniel Liddle.) By Grace Gonzales Daniel Liddle, assistant professor in the English Department at Western Kentucky University, earned his doctorate, in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University in 2018.  He was a graduate...

‘Sympathy for the Devil’

(Editor’s note: Image provided by James Wainscoat at Unsplash.) By Sara Kate-Wiseman In his backyard in Nashville, Daniel Burt built a small structure out of scrap plywood that attracts and houses creatures many people may find icky. It measures 2...

She loves to hate Plato

(Editor’s note: Image provided by Kenny Eliason at Unsplash.) By Jake Moore Each time Rose Donnelly walks up the “Hill” to Cherry Hall, she steps in the tracks of past masters.  Donnelly, a third-year philosophy major at Western Kentucky University, spends her...

Midnight in the Garden

(Editor’s note: Image provided by Nils Bouillard at Unsplash.) By Rhiannon Johnston Cosmos and Oxide Daisies, Sea Holly and Yarrow, Evening Primrose, Moonflowers and Honeysuckle nestle against a wood fence in Shawnee Casebolt Wells’ yard.  Wells, a registered...

College athletes collecting with the ‘Collectives’

Above: (Redshirt senior guard and forward Dontaie Allen analyzes the play before making a move during a game in E.A. Diddle Arena. | Photo by: Wyatt Richardson) By Molly St. Clair When the Red Towel Trust launched in 2022, “Name, Image and Likeness” called NIL for...

Immigration: leaving the good and the bad behind

(Editor’s note: Unsplash photo by Kyle Glenn.) By Leah Hunter The immigrants that make up the Kentucky refugee city of Bowling Green, Kentucky, left their countries for myriad reasons — ethnic genocide, war and famine — for a new life in America. For many, the path to...

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...

Prof’s curiousity takes him throughout the world

Rickie Allen Scoutmaster of Troop 155 at Fort Knox, Kentucky has served in the military for the past 24 years. Active in scouts as a child Rickie became active as a leader while stationed in South Korea. Photo by Jonathan Adams By Maegan Hale Jonathan Adams, full-time...

Like Father, like Son

By Michael Collins Finchville, Kentucky, is a small, unincorporated town about 30 minutes outside Louisville.  A mile-long stretch of road guides happy, small-town homes in a straight line. A small park with a pond sits across the street from an antique store, a...

The art of not falling hard

By Michael Collins (Editor’s note: Unsplash photo by yns plt.) In the woods of North Carolina sits the Gen Z climber.  Noah Namvong is perched on a wood log bench next to a campfire, leaning back into his arms stretched behind him. Next to him on the bench’s edge...