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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

What’s the ‘it’ factor that creates an influencer?

What’s the ‘it’ factor that creates an influencer?

Gracie Moore, Reporter January 31, 2023

For many, being a social media influencer is a full-time job. But what decides the next big social media star? Influencers usually get big from a specific post that goes viral. From there, they use...

UK alumna Ashley Westerman speaks via a Zoom livestream about her experience as a freelance journalist and her time covering Ukraine on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at McVey Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Students, faculty and guests watch through the Zoom link and ask questions toward the end. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

‘Your career is never direct.’ UK alumnus shares experiences reporting in Ukraine, Philippines

Gracie Moore, Reporter January 30, 2023

UK students and faculty heard from School of Journalism and Media alumnus Ashley Westerman via Zoom about her experience covering the war between Ukraine and Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 26. Westerman...

Flags form the outline “9/11” on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, outside of the Main Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Blinded by the media: How the new generation is desensitized to tragic events

Brooklyn Kelley September 9, 2021

Our hearts have been tainted. Our vision has been altered. Our minds have been polluted. We don’t think like people once did, but it isn’t entirely our fault. This began long before we could make conscious...

Director of the School of Journalism and Media, Dr. Erika Engstrom, poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at Blazer Dining in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Humans of UK: Dr. Erika Engstrom makes her presence known

Gillian Stawiszynski September 9, 2021

This is Humans of UK, inspired by the Humans of New York Instagram series by photographer and author Brandon Stanton. This series dives into the individuals of UK as well as their stories, strifes and...

University of Kentucky students get tested for COVID-19 at a drive through testing site on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Fraternity, sorority students selected for first round of expanded testing

Lauren Campbell August 21, 2020

An email sent from President Capilouto announced that UK has begun “Phase II of our institution’s testing and retesting plan.”The plan, part of the reopening playbook, will begin with the retesting...

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Australia’s bushfires: Climate change should be the main media focus

Isabel Phillips January 22, 2020

If you have been paying attention to the news in the past few weeks, you have most likely heard about the devastating bush fires ravaging Australia.One widespread concern is the amount of attention that...

Eastern Kentucky Universitys Alumni Coliseum is completely filled with attendees during the make America great again rally on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Alumni Coliseum in Richmond, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky Kernel, Transy Rambler denied media access to Trump rally

Kernel News Staff November 4, 2019

The Kentucky Kernel was denied media access to President Donald Trump's rally in downtown Lexington on Monday. Kernel staffers received an email from the Trump reelection campaign over the weekend notifying...

Kentucky football open practice on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at the Joe Craft Football Training Facility in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK football back in full swing after bye week

October 8, 2019

The Kentucky football team has had an extra week to rest up, reset and regroup as it heads into week seven of the college football season. Next up is the 2-3 Arkansas Razorbacks who, much like the Wildcats,...

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The influence of the entertainment industry

Jade Grisham August 27, 2019

By the year 2020, the entertainment and media industry in the United States is expected to be worth over $720 billion. On a global scale, it is set to hit over $2.2 trillion by the same time. There is...

The social media campaign #SaveStudentNewspapers calls attention to the challenges that student-run media organizations face and highlighting the need for student media was started by student editors at The Independent Florida Alligator. 

Editorial: Democracy needs student media, so support student newsrooms

Kernel Editorial Board April 25, 2018

Twentieth-century playwright and essayist Arthur Miller once said, "A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself." And we can also say of our student newspapers, "It is a campus talking...

Pulitzers indicate bright future for journalism

Marjorie Kirk April 15, 2017

When journalists dig through corruption, when they explore the worst circumstances humans live in, when they run toward the latest bombing or are hit by gunfire in the wake of conflict they are striving...

Students worried media misses the mark

Christie Netherton November 27, 2016

In the midst of the news coverage of the crazy events surrounding this year’s historical presidential election, protests happening around the country and attacks overseas, many college students find...

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