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Kentucky High School Media Institute

Kentucky High School Media Institute

A component of the 21st Century Media Program of Distinction at Western Kentucky University, the Kentucky High School Media Institute is funded by Kentucky's Council on Post-Secondary Education Regional Excellence Trust Fund. The Institute's primary goal is to support and supplement scholastic journalism endeavors in Kentucky.

Partners include media-related organizations and state universities and colleges such as:

      Kentucky University Departments of Media/Communications


2016 Journalism Scholars Day Conference 

Journalism Scholars Day, a 44-year tradition at WKU, attracts hundreds of Kentucky high school journalism students along with media advisers from schools across the state to campus. The event is conducted during the fall semester.

The three-hour conference includes the Mark of Excellence yearbook awards ceremony as well as breakout sessions with topics ranging from design and photography to feature writing and the future of radio taught by WKU faculty and students.


2016 Mark of Excellence Yearbook Winners


2016 Mark of Excellence Contest for Newspaper, Broadcasting and Online Awards

WKU's Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the SJ&B sponsored its annual Mark of Excellence Newspaper, Broadcasting and Online awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 20, in WKU's Mass Media & Technology Hall auditorium.  The date for the 2017 event will be posted when it is determined. 


2016 Mark of Excellence Newspaper, Broadcasting & Online Winners


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