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The Knox Student is the college's official, award-winning student newspaper. Produced weekly, TKS has been student-written, student-run, and student-read since 1878. It has a long tradition of being an independent voice for students, reporting on all developments at Knox that affect students, as well as covering the cultural, social and athletic life of the college.
TKS writers, designers and editors have recently received first, second, and third place awards for outstanding journalism from the Illinois College Press Association, including first place for general excellence in their division of nondaily newspapers under 4,000 circulation.
More recent awards include being recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) as Best All-Around Non-Dailly Student Newspaper for Region 5, 7th place in a national Associated Collegiate Press best-in-show contest, 4th place for ACP News Story of the Year, and honorable mention for ACP Editorial of the Year.
TKS has a rather impressive claim to fame in the history of journalism. It was founded by Samuel S. McClure, an 1882 Knox graduate who later created McClure's Magazine, the influential Progressive Era publication that is widely acknowledged as the first American publication to focus on investigative journalism.
With a weekly circulation of over 1,000 in print and over 5,000 online, The Knox Student is distributed free to all students, staff and faculty of the college, and it is also available by mail subscription. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries about subscriptions or advertising in TKS.
TKS welcomes all students as reporters, columnists, photographers, cartoonists or editorial, advertising, and production assistants.