Newspaper Partners with Journalism Class

Published on September 09, 2016

The Richmond Register is partnering with Eastern Kentucky University journalism students to expand local coverage in the community.

Students will have the chance to write stories about local events and gain important experience in the industry, said Register Editor Jonathan Greene. That will include live-tweeting from weekend events in October and November, followed by stories highlighting key personalities. In addition, students will have the opportunity to write enterprise stories concerning eastern Kentucky.

“We will get to tell more stories about our local people,” Greene said. “It allows us to do our job properly: tell the stories of our community.”

The EKU journalism students are members of Dr. Ginny Whitehouse’s Advanced Writing and Reporting for Mass Media class in the Department of Communication.

The Richmond Register, formed in 1917 by the joining of two newspapers, was originally titled The Richmond Daily Register. The newspaper has long had ties to EKU. Former University Regent Keen Johnson, for whom a landmark campus building is named, was a co-publisher and editor prior to being elected Kentucky’s governor in 1939.

“I am excited that our students will have a chance to reach out in our service region and have this terrific off-campus learning opportunity,” said Whitehouse.