High School Journalism Workshop at Western Kentucky University

WKU Xposure

High School Journalism Workshop at Western Kentucky University

WKU Xposure

High School Journalism Workshop at Western Kentucky University

WKU Xposure

Xposure 2022 highlight video
Xposure 2022 highlight video
June 19, 2022

Watch the X22 video here. To see more videos from previous years, visit the...

Xposure 2022 Podcast
Xposure 2022 Podcast
Vincent Porco, Chaz Kapfhammer, and Cooper Bass June 19, 2022

Listen to the Xposure 2022 podcast here.

How to get help
How to get help
Madeleine Kiluba, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School | Lexington, Kentucky • June 19, 2022

More than 2.5 million teenagers in the United States are experiencing severe...

Josie Gilvin, left, an incoming freshman at WKU, said the global coronavirus pandemic was a very lonely time.
A LONELY TIME: Pandemic isolation, grief take toll on teen mental health
Delilah Brumer, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School | Los Angeles, California • June 19, 2022

Zaina Mike's father used to play games with her in the basement to make her...

Youth show increasing addiction to online porn
Youth show increasing addiction to online porn
Vincent Porco, Atherton High School | Louisville, Kentucky • June 19, 2022

Xander, 16, had his first exposure to internet pornography when he was in early...

Abigail Turner and her support goldendoodle Daisy take a break on an evening walk on the WKU campus.
Support animals a growing trend on campus
Nia Davis, Prince Edward County High School | Farmville, Virginia • June 19, 2022

When Jake Moore, a senior at WKU, sits down in his college apartment after...

The Healing Place, a treatment center in downtown Louisville.
Lack of treatment for teens creates addiction vulnerability
Jaylin Jaggers, Oldham County High School | LaGrange, Kentucky • June 19, 2022

Keith Farmer’s story and fight with addiction started when he was 12 years...

Photo illustration: A teen dials 988.
Nationwide 988 mental health hotline could aid in crisis
Shelbie Heath, Bullitt East High School | Mount Washington, Kentucky • June 19, 2022

For Brodie Curtsinger, an 18-year-old incoming freshman at WKU, seven attempts...

A statue of the WKU campus portrays dance, but could also show the power of having someone to lean on.
Our bodies store, react to trauma
Elyse Owens, Atherton High School | Louisville, Kentucky • June 19, 2022

So, what is stored trauma in the body? When a traumatic event happens or...

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Students from throughout Kentucky and the across the nation have come to learn and practice journalism at Western Kentucky University’s Xposure High School Journalism Workshop, which hosted its 37th workshop June 11-19, 2022.

Xposure is hosted by WKU Student Publications, of the nation's leading collegiate media operations with the College Heights Herald newsroom, Talisman magazine, Student Publications Advertising and Cherry Creative branded-content studio.

Students who participate in Xposure show an interest in journalism and come to the workshops from a variety of backgrounds, including those under-represented in U.S. newsrooms. The 12 students selected for the Xposure stay on campus, and work in our state-of-the-art newsroom facilities.

Xposure is not a camp. We call it a workshop for a reason. During the workshop, students rise early for assignments and activities and work late into the night, every night, reporting stories, capturing images, writing and editing, posting updates and designing presentations.

There is no cost to students attending, as the workshop is funded through grants from news and journalism organizations as well as from Xposure alumni.

Alumni of WKU’s Xposure workshops fill newsrooms throughout the country, from Washington to Florida to New York and places in between. They help ensure that news gatherers at media outlets mirror the diverse communities they serve.
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High School Journalism Workshop at Western Kentucky University