School of Media News Archive
REPORT RELEASED ON PROPOSAL TO MERGE SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
SCHOOL OF MEDIA LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY
In a WKU Living Learning Community (LLC), students with similar academic or social interests live together on a residence hall floor and participate in activities tailored to their specific majors or interests.
Our incoming freshman in Broadcasting, Journalism or Photojournalism will live together in Normal Hall and have shared experiences and classes. More information linked above.
The LLC preference section of the housing application is now closed. However, if you would like to be considered for a LLC, please email email@example.com.
Broadcasting senior, Laurel Deppen, leads the WKU Herald through unprecedented times
WKU PHOTOJOURNALSIM STUDENTS WIN HEARST AWARDS
Western Kentucky University alum Silas Walker (May 2020) won first in the Hearst PJ Competition and finished sixth in Hearst Multimedia.
WKU PJ senior Chris Kohley won third in the Photojournalism competition.
WKUPJ alumna Michelle Hanks (May 2020) placed ninth in the Multimedia competition.
WKU wins Hearst photojournalism championship
Congratulations to WKU’s School of Media for winning the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition for the fourth straight year and 26th time in the past 31 years. In the Photojournalism II – Picture Story/Series Competition, Lily Thompson, a senior from Paoli, Indiana, finished second, received a $2,000 award and qualified for the semifinal round of judging.
Ron DeMarse announced as Interim Director for School of Media
Ron DeMarse, who has been a part of the SoM faculty since 2007, was selected as interim director of the program beginning July 1. Prior to accepting the interim director position, DeMarse had been a professor and curriculum coordinator for the broadcasting and film departments. Before coming to WKU, DeMarse was a freelance videographer and a film and broadcasting professor at Valdosta State University.
WKU School of Media finishes second overall in Hearst competition
School of Media’s Senior Gallery online
The WKU School of Media is proud to present our senior gallery show representing the hard work accomplished by our 2020 graduating class. Congratulations to these talented students and we wish them the best of luck as they continue on into their careers!
WKU School of Media Photojournalism grads win Hearst Awards
Congratulations to Kendall Warner and Mhari Shaw who placed fifth and sixth in 2019-2020 Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s the Multimedia Innovative Storytelling and Audience Engagement Competition
WKU School of Media partners with WKU Public Radio in management of WWHR-FM
WKU School of Media announces a new partnership with WKU Public Radio regarding the
management of WWHR-FM, WKU’s student-run radio station.
Public Radio is responsible for the management, operation, and broadcast programming of the station effective February 1, 2020. The station will continue to serve as an educational lab overseen by the School of Media Broadcasting program faculty. Students will continue to produce news programs and gain valuable broadcasting experience.
“This partnership with WKU Public Radio will expand the range of skills and learning experiences of student broadcasters by providing additional professional opportunities and mentorship. This is a win for our students and the School of Media,” stated Dr. Larry Snyder, Dean of Potter College of Arts & Letters.
WKU SoM student places 7th in Hearst Radio News & Features
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the finalists selected in the 2019-2020 Journalism Awards Program’s Radio News and Features competition:
Seventh Place, Natalie Turner, Western Kentucky University
WKU School of Media cancels upcoming open house and other events
The upcoming gallery exhibit, Gaines Lecture Series and open house for the 10th anniversary of the Film program have all been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. More information will be posted as the situation develops.
WKU Journalism Major, Annalee Hubbs, wins ACES Bill Walsh Scholarship
WKU School of Media Film students win College Student Production Awards
The first award went to "Dirty Laundry" for Best Long Form - Fiction.
"Come Up for Air" also picked up awards for Director Tori Mills and Cinematographer Haley Meyers. This marks the second year in a row that the film program has won Student Production Awards.
The College Student Production Awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Ohio Valley Chapter
Ashlea Moses (left) editor of Come Up for Air and Jordan Crabbe (right) production designer for Dirty Laundry
WKU 5th overall in 2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program
WKU won the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition for the 25th time in the past 30 years
School of Media students place in the Kentucky Associated Press and Kentucky Broadcasters Association contest
Best Public Affairs
Madison Martin - First Place, Western Kentucky University - "Recycling a Challenge for Off Campus Students"
Best Sports Coverage
Sam Yaw and Zachary McGovern – Second Place, Western Kentucky University – "Extra Point Homecoming Special"
Best News Story
Olivia Eiler – First Place, Western Kentucky University – "Warren County House Fire"
Best Television Reporter
Olivia Eiler – First Place, Western Kentucky University
Best Public Affairs (Radio)
Olivia Eiler – Second Place, Western Kentucky University – "WKU Campus Debate"
Best News Story (Radio)
Natalie Turner – First Place, Western Kentucky University – "International Music"
Best Radio Reporter
Natalie Turner – First Place, Western Kentucky University
Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards
WKU wins 2018 Hearst overall national championship
Grads of WKU School of Media win Pulitzer Prize
2005 Graduate Cameron Knight and 2006 Graduate Cara Owsley were part of the Pulitzer Prize winning team at The Cincinnati Enquirer for local reporting. The Photojournalism grads credit their time at WKU as crucial for their success in their fields. Owsley is the Director of Photography at the paper and Knight is a crime beat reporter. See the project at : https://www.cincinnati.com/pages/interactives/seven-days-of-heroin-epidemic-cincinnati/
The School of Media at WKU is ACEJMC accredited for majors in Broadcasting, Journalism and Photojournalism.
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