The College Heights Herald
is the student newspaper of Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. It was formally founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier....
in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Bowling Green is the third-most populous city in the state of Kentucky after Louisville and Lexington, with a population of 58,067 as of the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Warren County and the principal city of the Bowling Green, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area with an estimated 2009...
. It is published on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the fall and spring semesters of the school year. The school provides staff support and facilities for the newspaper but does not exercise editorial control. Called "The Herald" for short, the publication is supported through the sale of advertising and is entirely student-run.
The newspaper has been the recipient of 13 ACP Pacemaker awards
The National Pacemaker Awards are awards for excellence in American student journalism, given annually since 1927. The awards are generally considered to be the highest national honors in their field, and are unofficially known as the "Pulitzer Prizes of student journalism."The National Scholastic...
, the highest award given to collegiate newspapers (1981, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010), as well as five Gold Crown Awards and three Silver Crown Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs...
Other awards include:
- Named the best non-daily student newspaper in the country by the Society of Professional Journalists
The Society of Professional Journalists , formerly known as Sigma Delta Chi, is one of the oldest organizations representing journalists in the United States. It was established in April 1909 at DePauw University, and its charter was designed by William Meharry Glenn. The ten founding members of...
- 10 General Excellence Awards from the Kentucky Press Association
The newspaper switched its printing schedule from Tuesdays and Thursdays to Tuesdays and Fridays during the fall 2009 semester.
The newspaper launched a new website on August 28, 2009, leaving behind the College Publisher platform for WordPress
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The Herald is an affiliate of UWIRE , which distributes and promotes its content to their network.