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

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...

A Sketch of a Hero

By Christine DiMeo Pinned to the door of the sculpture studio in Western Kentucky University’s Fine Arts Center, a wide horizontal flier depicting a cloud of muscled, mostly female superheroes gazing triumphantly into the sky flaps its corners at the warm spring...

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...

Unconventional candidate for governor promotes weed legalization

By Jessica Voorhees Long white locks, nails painted black and white, and giant rock star sunglasses on a smiling, weathered face characterize an unconventional gubernatorial candidate with an unconventional name: Blackii Effing Whyte. The 68-year-old musician and...

Legislators, activists push for statewide adoption of URTLA

By Nicole Ares Hunter Boyd, an undergraduate student at Western Kentucky University, found his current apartment on Craigslist. After transferring from the University of Kentucky mid-semester, he felt lucky to find an apartment with a six-month lease in Bowling Green....

Welcome to Eclipseville

Story and photos by Helen Gibson In 2007, Hopkinsville resident Cheryl Cook received an email that she’ll never forget. She’s the director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, so it’s not uncommon for people to reach out to her via...

A place of new beginnings

Story and Photos by Callie Miller On the outskirts of Bowling Green, in a large but unassuming white barn with a dark green roof, the smell of manure is thick, but the sign promises “new beginnings.” In a brightly lit alley in the back of the barn, Jacob Watson, 13,...

You know, until you don’t

By Laryn Hilderbrandt “Who do you want to be? What do you want to do?” I remember the clicking and tapping sound throughout the computer lab, the whirr of the monitor and the hushed conversations of...

Deep Cuts

By Jacob Dick It was an average looking CD case, like any other my dad left behind. I had pulled it from the shelf by chance as I was searching for something to listen to. I never expected to be holding a portrait of an anthropomorphic hairless cat chained to a...

The Lesson Pop-Tarts Taught me

By Shantel-Ann Pettway With my 10-year-old hands attached to the side of the grocery cart that my god-mother pushed, I suppressed the urge I had to pick up items that weren’t on the grocery list. I loved going to the grocery store as a child because I always had a...

The Move Toward Her Dreams

By Shantel-Ann Pettway Tears of defeat were flowing through Lauren Cunningham’s fingers as she explained to her mother figure, Lynne Holland, how she’d lost sight of her vision when she lost her dream job in 2009. In hopes to comfort her colleague and friend, Lynne, a...