Journalistic progression starts with an ‘Action!’

In an increasingly digital world, news is evolving.

We’re no longer tethered to a daily print cycle or getting the story together before the 6 p.m. news.

Rather, we live in an age where news outlets can update readers in real-time about developing stories, engage people with social media and show viewers the world through a different perspective using video.

According to the Pew Research Center, 48 percent of people age 18 to 29 watch videos online as a source of news.

This is no different at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, especially at The Penn.

Every week, we have brought IUP and Indiana community leaders to our viewers through The Penn News Spotlight, which has featured professors, community and spiritual organizers and local political groups. Topics have ranged from how to control party weekends at IUP to why students are campaigning for Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates.

We want to bring these people who are active in the community to you, our readers, and let them speak for themselves about what they find important in their community.

The Penn also features local musicians on The Penn Music Spotlight.

This runs every other week and has consisted of primarily IUP students. It has featured bands like William Forrest, Costal Remedy. Gabe Wolford and Doug Kallin, and this week will bring you Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing.

We also produce a sports podcast, called the Out of Bounds Podcast.

It features sports writers and our sports editor, Josh Carney, talking about all things IUP sports. It’s available on our website and on iTunes.

We’ve moved into this digital era and hope you’ll join us at Just look for the Media tab in the top navigation bar.