Projects

Spring 2016 Senior Projects

Spring 2016 Senior Projects

Read work by Spring 2016 WKU journalism graduates. Major stories on climate change, ADHD, education and more.

Kentucky Divide

Kentucky Divide

The Kentucky Divide grew out of a desire to explore a range of issues related to our state’s income and wealth divides. Initiated in the Advanced Reporting class at Western Kentucky University, the project developed into a collaborative endeavor within the School of Journalism & Broadcasting during the Spring 2015 semester. Student reporters and editors partnered with students in the school’s Data Visualization and Interactive Media courses and student photojournalists. In doing so, we hoped to present an in-depth exposition of the issue in Kentucky while paying tribute to the state’s collective struggles, triumphs and evolution.

Seeking Sanctuary

Seeking Sanctuary

People from around the world move to the United States of America every day to start a new life. Some move as refugees, others to find work. Meet some of the families who have settled in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Life in the tents of the U.S. Army’s Biggest Training Operation and the powerful stories behind each pair of boots.

The Dream and the War

The Dream and the War

Vito Tisdale, formerly “Big V” of the two-time Grammy nominated hip-hop group Nappy Roots, navigates life after fame. Vito works to be a stable father figure to his daughter, Meadow, but often struggles to find a balance between family and music.