Wednesday, August 5, 2020

State News Board of Directors

The State News board is legally and financially responsible for State News, Inc. a Michigan 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation directed by twelve (12) elected board members.

The State News Media Group is the parent organization of The State News,, SNworks, Grand & Division Studios, PixSharebooth, and our commercial real estate operations.

However, as a matter of policy, the board of directors are not involved in the day-to-day operations of the newspaper, website, State News organization or SNworks.

The board works with the general manager to ensure the financial and editorial independence of the organization by:

  • Setting broad policy, strategic planning and long-term goals
  • Review final report from annual financial audit
  • Approving annual budget and capital plan
  • Selecting the Editor-in-Chief
  • Recruitment and selecting the general manager (if vacant)

Of the twelve members of the Board:

Three members are employed professionally full-time in the news media or with recent full-time experience in media, and, if possible, are alumni of Michigan State University;

Three members are Michigan State University employees - either tenure stream faculty, faculty emeriti, or professional staff with job security as defined by the university;

Six members are undergraduate or graduate students registered at Michigan State University who are not employed by The State News.

Board members serve a two-year term with elections occurring each September. In even numbered years (i.e. 2000), one professional, two faculty/staff and three students are elected. In odd numbered years (i.e. 2001), two professionals, one faculty/staff and three students are elected. Board members may serve an indefinite number of consecutive terms and students may serve consecutive terms provided they remain registered at Michigan State University.

To apply to serve on the State News Board of Directors, see forms on the right.

For additional information on The State News, please visit the contact page on State