State News, Inc. is a Michigan non-profit corporation directed by a twelve member Board of Directors.
The Board is legally and financially responsible for The State News, statenews.com and SNworks. However, as a matter of policy, the Board is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the newspaper or website. The Board works to ensure the financial and editorial independence of the publications by:
- Setting broad policy and long-term goals.
- Selecting the general manager and the Editor-in-Chief.
Of the twelve members of the Board, three are employed full-time in the news media or with recent full-time experience in the news media, and, if possible, are alumni of Michigan State University; three are Michigan State University employees - either tenure stream faculty, faculty emeriti, or professional staff with job security as defined by the university; and six 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.