WKU preparing high school students for journalism field with Xposure workshop

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – High school students from various cities in Kentucky and throughout the nation are hard at work.

That’s during Western Kentucky University’s Xposure Journalism Workshop.

In the workshop, the get a hands-on taste of what the journalism field is like.

This year, the students have begun working for nine intensive days on various stories.

From the impact of vaping on students to the new freshman village on campus that WKU is building.

Students will produce a newspaper, a website, video stories and more during the workshop as well.

On Thursday, students FaceTimed Nikita Stewart.

Stewart is a current reporter for the New York Times and a previous Xposure Journalism Workshop participant.

Chuck Clark is the Director of Student Publications at WKU.

Clark says, “Even after 36 years of the workshop’s existence, the goal is still to prepare students for the journalism field.”

Xposure is made possible by private gifts from WKU Sisterhood, Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Canon U.S.A. and news organizations.