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 in their division of nondaily newspapers under 4,000 circulation.
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 about 1,700, The Knox Student is distributed free to all students, staff and faculty of the college, and is also available by mail subscription.
TKS welcomes all students as reporters, columnists, photographers, cartoonists or editorial, advertising, and production assistants.
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