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The Utah State News Service publishes news content produced by students and curated by faculty of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University.

Scholarship providers to the department may republish Utah State News Service articles at any time without cost. Media entities that do not donate to the department's scholarship fund may also freely republish Utah State News Service articles, but are asked to refrain from doing so until 72 hours after initial publication. If used in whole or part, the authorship of the student reporter should be noted in a byline of tagline. To donate to the department's scholarship fund, visit

The service, which was first launched as the Hard News Café in 1998, is one of the oldest continuously operated internet news organizations in the Mountain West.

For more information, or to hire a Utah State News Service student writer or photographer for a specific assignment in Northern Utah, contact Matthew LaPlante at To hire a Utah State News Service broadcast student reporter or videographer, contact Brian Champagne at

Recent Articles

Fraser Nelson was recently hired as The Salt Lake Tribune's vice president for business innovation.

Salt Lake Tribune hires new vice president for business innovation


A new member of The Salt Lake Tribune team plans on using her nonprofit management experience as she tries to turn around a for-profit business that has, for a long time now, been making no profit.

Utah State University broadcast students prepare to enter the workforce

Utah State University broadcast students prepare to enter the workforce


While many journalists are struggling to keep up with the shift of job availability, broadcast students at Utah State University are turning job offers down.

USU professor Nicholas Dickenson is researching an alternative to antibiotics.

Utah State University professor researching antibiotic replacement


In the future, antibiotics may not be the only cure for bacterial infections.

Researcher informs public of need to mitigate climate change


USU professor and storyteller warns of the danger of climate change.

Two Utah health leaders recognized by Modern Healthcare


Mikelle Moore and Heather Wall are among 10 female health leaders from across the nation being recognized in 2019.

Cache Community Food Pantry tests program to provide food to students in need


Despite some stocking issues, food pantry organizers said the program to put food in schools is going well.

Students asking for changes to awards and events to better include trans students


A group of students at Utah State University is calling for a change to gendered events, such as Mr. and Miss USU -- and they’re taking their case to the student government.

Physics professor returns to teaching after a year-long sabbatical studying string theory


After two semesters of sabbatical, a Utah State University physics professor is back to teaching. Oscar Varela spent the past year intently focused on quantum gravity.

Man arrested in traffic stop


On Feb. 25 a man was arrested after he was pulled over a warrant for his arrest.

Danish String Quartet performs in Logan for first time


A musical group from across the ocean played at Utah State University last week.

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