Office of Student Publications
WKU Student Publications is home to the College Heights Herald student newspaper, the Talisman magazine, the WKUHerald.com and WKUTalisman.com digital platforms, the Cherry Creative specialty storytellers and the Student Publications Advertising sales team. Our home is the Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Center on the campus of Western Kentucky University.
We have strong foundation of professionalism that has helped Western Kentucky University's student publications build a national reputation for excellence. Combined, the publications have received 37 national Pacemaker Awards from Associated Collegiate Press, the nation's highest honor for student-run collegiate publications.
WKU Student Publications provides students with experiences that enhance their educational and career opportunities. We provide our audiences with news, information, and an accurate reflection of life at WKU.
Our alumni go on the successful careers, many in journalism but also in areas such as the law, business and other professions. Among our alumni in journalism, 27 former College Heights Herald or Talisman staff members have been honored with the Pulitzer Prize.
2020 WKU Student Publications summer fellows named
Jan 7th, 2020
WKU Student Publications announced nine Student Publications fellows for 2020. These students will spend at least 10 weeks working in professional organizations this summer in...Read More
Talisman, Herald, Cherry Creative receive awards at national convention
Nov 7th, 2019
Students working on the Talisman, College Heights Herald and Cherry Creative were recognized with a combined 15 awards during the National College Media Convention held in...Read More
Herald, Talisman finalists for three Pacemaker awards
Oct 8th, 2019
The College Heights Herald, WKU’s student-run news operation, and Talisman, its life and culture magazine, are finalists for three national Pacemaker awards, to be announced in...Read More
Talisman students recognized with Gold Circle awards
Oct 7th, 2019
Seven Talisman staff members were recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in its 36th annual Gold Circle Awards program for student-produced magazines....Read More