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Kentucky High School Media Institute

Kentucky High School Media Institute


NOTE: The Western Kentucky University School of Journalism & Broadcasting will not be able to host the High School Journalism Workshops this summer (2017) due to several key personnel changes. We highly value these workshops and hope that they will be able to be renewed in the future. The Xposure High School Journalism Workshop will still take place as scheduled. If you have any questions, call the office of The School of Journalism and Broadcasting at 270-745-4144.

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


2017 Mark of Excellence Contest for Newspaper, Broadcasting and Online Awards

WKU's Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the SJ&B will sponsor its annual Mark of Excellence Newspaper, Broadcasting and Online awards ceremony on Friday, March 24, in WKU's Mass Media & Technology Hall auditorium. 

The Mark of Excellence application form and entries must be received by Friday, February 17. More details are provided in the application form. The entries are shipped to:

Mark of Excellence Awards
c/o School of Journalism & Broadcasting
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11070
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101-1070

2016 Mark of Excellence Newspaper, Broadcasting & Online Winners


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

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 Last Modified 9/20/17