The partnership began this month and continues into November as the students will attend area weekend events. The students will live tweet from each event then write a story highlighting key personalities.

“I am excited that our students will have a chance to reach out in our service region and have this terrific off-campus learning opportunity,” said Dr. Ginny Whitehouse.

The EKU journalism students are members of Whitehouse’s Advanced Writing and Reporting for Mass Media class in the Department of Communication.

The students will also have the opportunity to write enterprise stories concerning eastern Kentucky.

“This is a great opportunity for these students to gain valuable experience,” said Register Editor Jonathan Greene. “It also allows us to do more stories about our community.”

The newspaper has long had ties to EKU. Former University Regent Keen Johnson, for whom a landmark campus building is named, was a co-publisher and editor prior to being elected Kentucky’s governor in 1939.