College Heights Herald
|Owner(s)||Western Kentucky University|
|Headquarters||Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Center, Bowling Green, Kentucky USA|
|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 Thursdays and has a circulation of about 8,500. It is distributed to 40 locations on campus and 15 locations off campus.
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. WKUHerald is published on the BLOX platform by TownNews.com. The Herald also has a mobile digital app, WKUHerald, available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play for iOS and Android platforms.
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).
Other awards include being named the best non-daily student newspaper in the country by the Society of Professional Journalists and 12 General Excellence Awards from the Kentucky Press Association, the most recent in 2014 and 2015.