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Journalism grad joins The Springfield Sun

Tyler Brown

Tyler Brown, a 2015 journalism graduate, has joined the staff of The Springfield Sun as a general news and local government reporter.

Brown also covers high school sports, including baseball, basketball, golf and tennis.

Fake News and Challenges to Journalism on Eastern Standard

Host John Hingsbergen chats with Dr. Pamela Parry of Eastern Kentucky University

We’ve been hearing a lot about “fake news” and “alternative facts” lately. Some folks say these are symptoms of challenges to journalism.

On this week’s Eastern Standard: Fake News and other Challenges to Journalism.  Listen here

Miss EKU Looks Forward to Miss Kentucky Pageant

Miss EKU Rose Pidgorodetska, center, is flanked by other contestants. (Photo cou

Many girls dream of growing up to become Miss America. For Eastern Kentucky University student Rose Pidgorodetska, that dream may become a reality.

Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Public Relations

The Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in public relations beginning August 2017.

A Ph.D., in a relevant field, is required from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution. ABD may be considered.

Panel to discuss media in public forum.

The Bluegrass Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host a free public forum Feb. 23 titled, “Finding real facts in an alternative fact world."

Scholarship deadline is approaching! Sign up by February 27!

Looking for free money?  There are numerous big and small scholarships available from the department and others, but you can't be win if you don't apply.  The 2017 deadline for most of them is February 27, so don't miss your chance!

Day joins Ohio Environmental Council

Zeynab Day

EKU graduate Zeynab Day sought to combine her knack for investigative journalism with her passion for activism for a career. She realized her goals in February 2017, when she was hired as the Media Relations Coordinator for the Ohio Environmental Council.

Eastern Progress editor recognized by KPA.

Taylor Weiter

EKU junior Taylor Weiter received second place in the Best Sports Column category of the Kentucky Press Association News Contest for her column, “No, I don’t know the linebacker of the 1982 Colts.” The column, published in a 2015 issue of The Eastern Progress, details the trials of a woman sports fan in a male-dominated world.

Lasure lands reporter position at Watauga Democrat.

Kayla Lasure

Recent EKU Journalism grad Kayla Lasure has been hired as a news reporter for the Watauga Democrat, effective Feb. 6. The announcement was made by Editor Anna Oakes.

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