The HawkEye, an award-winning, independent
online newspaper published in the IUP
Department of Journalism and Public Relations, has hired its first staff
reporter. Logan Hullinger, a sophomore journalism major from Clarion,
started work on January 19. His first news story was published January 23.
story reported on campus reaction to a December 9 Snapchat post that depicted a group of
black students in the IUP library as “monkeys.” The furor that followed the finals-week
incident has echoed into the start of the spring semester, Hullinger reported.
work already had appeared in the HawkEye. His in-depth Civic Project
investigation into rape culture and campus Greek life was published December 22.
reporting position was made possible by a grant from the College of Humanities
and Social Sciences. The funding, approved by Yaw Asamoah, dean of the
college, affords a part-time reporter to cover local news more frequently.
receiving grant funding, the HawkEye published primarily investigative stories
and opinion pieces reported and written by students of IUP journalism professor
PhD. Contributions from citizens and community residents have rounded out the
2008, the paper has received six Keystone Awards for college journalism from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia
additional Keystone awards were won between 2004 and 2008.
the news staff at the HawkEye, e-mail:
Department of Journalism and Public Relations can be reached by phone at 724-357-4411.