The “HawkEye” Hires First Staff Reporter

Posted on 1/28/2016 8:01:54 AM

Logan Hullinger

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.

Hullinger’s 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.

Hullinger’s work already had appeared in the HawkEye. His in-depth Civic Project investigation into rape culture and campus Greek life was published December 22.

Hullinger’s 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.

Prior to receiving grant funding, the HawkEye published primarily investigative stories and opinion pieces reported and written by students of IUP journalism professor David Loomis, PhD. Contributions from citizens and community residents have rounded out the paper’s content.

Since 2008, the paper has received six Keystone Awards for college journalism from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. Two additional Keystone awards were won between 2004 and 2008.

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The IUP Department of Journalism and Public Relations can be reached by phone at 724-357-4411.