About Us

The State News is published by the students of Michigan State University in print Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters and digital only during the summer. The independent student paper has been in operation since 1909.

The State News is consistently recognized as one of the best college newspapers in the country. They have received awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Michigan Press Photographers Association and the College Media Business & Advertising Managers.

State News alumni have had successful careers at The New York Times, ESPN, NowThis, The Wall Street Journal, NASA, Google, Microsoft, NPR, Chicago Tribune, CNN, Yahoo and Politico.

We are proud to partner with Parse.ly to provide advanced metrics to our newsroom.

Editorial board:


Rachel Fradette

Managing editor

McKenna Ross

Campus editor

Brigid Kennedy

City editor

Riley Murdock

Features editor

Sasha Zidar

Sports editor

Sam Metry

Photo editor

Jon Famurewa

Design Editors

Alexea Hankin

Daena Faustino

Copy Chief

Blair Baeten

Inclusion representative

Souichi Terada

Staff representative

Madison O'Connor