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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 state universities and colleges, and media-related organizations such as:

      Kentucky University Departments of Media/Communications


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

WKU's Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the SJ&B will host its annual Mark of Excellence Newspaper, Broadcasting and Online awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 20, in WKU's Mass Media & Technology Hall auditorium. Entries must be received by Wednesday, March 30. For rules and categories, click here. 

For more information, contact:

Charlotte Turtle
Program Director
(270) 745-3055

2015 Mark of Excellence Newspaper, Broadcasting & Online Winners


2015 Journalism Scholars Day Conference 

Journalism Scholars Day, a 43-year tradition at WKU, attracts hundreds of Kentucky high school journalism students along with media advisers from schools across the state to campus. The 2015 event was conducted on Friday, Nov. 20, at Mass Media and Technology Hall. The 2016 event date will be announced later this year.

The three-hour conference includes a scholarship writing contest and 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.

For more information contact:

Charlotte Turtle
JSD Program Director
(270) 745-3055
Here's the list of 2015 winners.

2015 Mark of Excellence Yearbook Winners




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