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The Eastern Progress Media Network

The Eastern Progress Media Network is EKU’s student-run media network. This network includes the Eastern Progress newspaper and website, which features news, articles on student life, notices of important dates and policy changes, podcasts and video content. in short, it keeps you up to date on what’s happening, where and with whom on campus.

2021-22 Editorial Staff:

  • Adviser — Tricia Kelley
  • Editor-in-chief — Peter Wilson
  • Managing Editor — Rosie Kelley
  • News Editor — Jess Wilson
  • Assistant News Editor — Abby Briggs
  • Opinions Editor —
  • Features Editor — Mersadie Curtiss
  • Assistant Features — Gracy Kelley
  • Sports Editor — Jaidyn Lee
  • Assistant Sports Editor — Dawson Rule
  • Visuals Editor — Joshua Alexander
  • Business Manager — Seth Littrell

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. To ensure that the concept of self-government outlined by the U.S. Constitution remains a reality into future centuries, the American people must be well informed in order to make decisions regarding their lives, and their local and national communities. It is the role of journalists to provide this information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner.

The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. The organization is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.

2021-22 SPJ Officers:

  • Adviser — Tricia Kelley
  • President — Jess Wilson

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Become a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Gain knowledge of the public relations field, develop leadership skills and be exposed to professionals. You do not have to be a member to participate, but to enjoy the full benefits you must join.

2020-21 PRSSA Officers:

  • Adviser — Dr. John King
  • President — Caroline Kinsman
  • Vice President — Kenzie Winkler
  • Treasurer — Haley Gerkins
  • Secretary — Lexie McClendon
  • Public Relations Director — Allison Brimm
  • Historian — Grace Mattingly

Kappa Tau Alpha

Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication. Membership must be earned by excellence in academic work at one of the colleges and universities that have chapters. Selection for membership is a mark of highest distinction and honor.

Adviser — Dr. Ginny Whitehouse

Faculty Members:

  • Dr. Kathy Previs
  • Dr. Ginny Whitehouse

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