College Heights Herald
|Owner(s)||Western Kentucky University|
|Headquarters||Bowling Green, Kentucky USA|
|Official website||College Heights Herald|
The College Heights Herald is the student newspaper of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States. It is free and distributed throughout the campus and city. 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 Herald is an affiliate of UWIRE, which distributes and promotes its content to their network.
During the fall and spring semesters, the Herald is published Tuesdays and Fridays and has a circulation of about 8,500. It is distributed to 40 locations on campus and 15 locations off campus. The newspaper switched its printing schedule from Tuesdays and Thursdays to Tuesdays and Fridays during the fall 2009 semester.
The Herald's website, wkuherald.com, features all paper content in a digital format, as well as multimedia such as videos, photo galleries, and audio slideshows. The website serves as a way to release breaking news and allow readers to interact through online comments. The newspaper launched a new website on August 28, 2009, leaving behind the College Publisher platform for WordPress.
Over the years, the Herald has garnered numerous national, regional and state honors. The newspaper has been the recipient of 14 ACP Pacemaker awards, the highest award given to collegiate newspapers (1981, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1998–2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2012), as well as five Gold Crown Awards and three Silver Crown Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).