Investigating Agriculture from Farm to Fork

As a part of the Fleischaker-Greene Scholars program, 11 Western Kentucky University journalism students spent their spring semester investigating agriculture. The hours were long, the issues were complex and the end result was Farm to Fork: an online magazine that … Continue reading

WKU Block & Bridle: Managing My Offline Brand

For the past month I’ve been focusing on my life offline. I don’t doubt that there are future employers who will love that I’ve been actively writing, tweeting, and facebooking, however, I realize that twitter friends aren’t the only friends. … Continue reading

WKU: Promoting Agriculture Misconceptions Daily

Normally, I would hold my tongue.     Normally, I would cut them some slack, laugh it off, and go on with life pretending that whoever it was had not just made some ridiculous agriculture illiterate mistake.    This is an exception.      When I … Continue reading

Just Plain Celeste, the Ag Journalist

 Growing up, I had two groups of friends: show friends and school friends.   My show friends were the kids I had spent my summers with since I was nine years-old.  They were my livestock judging teammates and livestock showing … Continue reading

WKU’s “altercation” illustrates danger of crowdsourcing

Journalism is an industry that doesn’t just strive for perfection, it insists upon it.  Sources are always verified, facts are double checked, and punctuation is perfect.  To me, the inclusion of crowdsourcing will make it harder for journalists to maintain … Continue reading