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

About Xposure

High school students from throughout Kentucky and the region have come to learn and practice journalism at Western Kentucky University’s Xposure Journalism Workshop, which will be in its 37th year in 2022.

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 Xposure stay on campus, and work in the state-of-the-art facilities of WKU Student Publications, the College Heights Herald news organization, Talisman life and culture magazine, Cherry Creative branded content studio and Student Publications Advertising business consultants.

There is no cost to students attending, as the workshop is funded through grants from Xposure alumni, WKU’s School of Media and organizations throughout the region.

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.

Workshop staff

Director: Chuck Clark, WKU Student Publications

Co-Director: Bob Adams, WKU Student Publications

Visuals Director: Gary Hairlson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Coordinator: Teresa Jameson, WKU School of Media

Storytelling Coaches: Toni Mitchell, Michael Casagrande, Amy Galloway, Malcolm Knox

Visuals coaches: Carrie Pratt, Sam Upshaw

Design Coach: Kayla Golliher

Guest lecturers: Joe Imel, Nikita Stewart, Brian Simmons, Darla Carter, Ashlee Clark, Tavia Green Smith


Canon USA

SNO Sites

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Bowling Green Daily News

The Courier Journal

The Tennessean

Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

Lexington Herald-Leader

Please support Xposure

Your generosity allows Xposure to continue giving aspiring journalists an opportunity that can change their lives. You can mail a check, made out to the WKU Foundation, to WKU Student Publications, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11084, Bowling Green, KY 42101, with “Xposure Workshop” in the memo. To give with a credit card, go to WKU.edu, click on “Make a Gift” at the top of the page and follow the steps. Please type in “Xposure Workshop.”

Every dollar helps.


If you are a former workshop participant or staffer and you want to volunteer, please contact us.

We’d love to have you.


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