About Us

The State News is published by the students of Michigan State University in print Mondays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters and weekly 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.


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