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Frequently asked questions

If your question is not answered here, feel free to email it to our editor-in-chief, Rachel Landman at rmlandman@knox.edu.

General info

When does the print edition of TKS come out?
The print edition of TKS is distributed weekly on Thursday evenings to kiosks around campus and mailed to subscribers on Fridays. Members of the campus community who have requested TKS in their mailboxes should receive their copies by Friday afternoon.
Where can I get a copy of TKS on campus?
TKS has five kiosks on campus — one in the Gizmo, one in the mail room, one in the Taylor Lounge, one in the lobby of the Ford Center for the Fine Arts and one in Post Lobby — where newspapers are distributed free of charge. Copies are also available on the door of the Publications Office in Seymour Union and in the cafeteria. 
Can I get TKS delivered to my on-campus mailbox?
Yes! Please email our business manager at tksmarketing@knox.edu with your name and K-box number.
How do I subscribe to TKS?
For current students, faculty and staff: You do not need a paid subscription. Simply pick up a copy from one of our kiosks around campus or from the door of the Publications Office in Seymour Union.
For alumni, parents and others: Please click here for information on subscriptions.
How do I get involved with TKS as a writer or photojournalist?
No experience is necessary to work for TKS; simply show up to one of our writers’ and photographers’ meetings at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Publications Office in Seymour Union. We have extensive education programs for new staffers to introduce you to the world of print journalism and help you cultivate the skills necessary to be successful.
If you are unable to attend our meetings but are still interested in being involved, please email our editor-in-chief, Rachel Landman at rmlandman@knox.edu. 
How does one become a TKS editor?
While there is no one path to becoming a part of the TKS editorial staff, those who do gain editorial positions tend to have been involved with the paper as a writer or photojournalist for an extended period of time and have demonstrated superior skills in journalism. The staff is chosen by the editor-in-chief, who applies to the Broadcast, Internet and Publications Board for the position. Often, positions for copy editors, business staff and the like will open up during spring term, in which case postings will be sent to the entire campus via email.

Our content

How do I contact the writer of a certain story?
Simply click on that writer’s name at the top of the article to be taken to a page with his or her contact information. Should information be missing, please email our editor-in-chief, Rachel Landman at rmlandman@knox.edu. 
How do I suggest a story?
Please click here to suggest a story.
I made a story suggestion, but I never saw an actual article about it. Why is that?
There are several reasons why your suggestion may not have resulted in an article:

  • We did not have the necessary staff to pursue your suggestion. This is especially true of event coverage; more events happen on campus than we have reporters to cover them!
  • We felt that your suggestion did not merit an article of its own, but the information you provided may have been included in an article with a larger or related theme.
  • We found the claims you made in your suggestion to be unsubstantiated.
  • Suggestions that purely concern publicity or covering a group or event in a certain way will not be pursued. If you are looking to publicize something, you may wish to run an advertisement.
How do I submit a letter to the editor?
Please send your letter to our Discourse editor, Lillie Chamberlin, at lgchamberlin@knox.edu by Monday at 6 p.m. of the week you would like it printed. All signed letters will be printed, but letters over 250 words may be edited for space, but not content, following contact with the author if possible. Sexist, racist, homophobic and other forms of hate speech will not be published, nor will personal attacks against anyone. Cursing will be censored in accordance with journalistic conventions.
How do I submit an opinion piece?
TKS welcomes unsolicited contributions of op-ed pieces on pertinent issues. Please send your piece to our Discourse editor, Lillie Chamberlin, at lgchamberlin@knox.edu by Monday at 6 p.m. of the week you would like it printed. Submissions over 700 words will not be published, nor will pieces that exist solely to inflame, incense or insult another person or group. Sexist, racist, homophobic and other forms of hate speech will not be allowed, and cursing will be censored in accordance with journalistic conventions.
May I submit an unsolicited news or feature article?
You may, but we cannot guarantee its publication. Single articles over 2,000 words are rarely suitable for TKS. Any article that does not follow journalistic standards and conventions will not be printed, no questions asked. If we do decide to print your article, it will be subject to editorial review, which will include contact with you.
I am a representative of another media outlet and would like to reprint one of TKS’s articles. How do I go about doing this?
Please email our editor-in-chief, Rachel Landman at rmlandman@knox.edu. Permission for a reprint must be granted by both him and the writer of the article.

Errors

I noticed a mistake in an article. How do I get it corrected?
Please email us at tks@knox.edu detailing the problem. Corrections will be applied to online articles as soon as possible and be printed in the following week’s paper.
I was misquoted. What should I do?
Please email us at tks@knox.edu specifying how you were misquoted. Corrections will be applied to online articles as soon as possible and be printed in the following week’s paper.

Web

I’m having technical difficulties with the website. What should I do?
Please email our web editor, Vlad Papancea at vgpapancea@knox.edu, detailing the problem.
I left a comment on an online article, but it has been deleted. Why?
TKS editors reserve the right to remove any comments that are off-topic or contain hate speech or personal attacks. If you believe your comment was removed in error, please contact our editor-in-chief, Rachel Landman at rmlandman@knox.edu. 

Advertising

I am a representative of a business. How do I place an advertisement in TKS?
Please click here for information on advertising with TKS.
I am a current student or faculty or staff member. Can I advertise my club/event/service in TKS?
Yes! TKS offers discounted rates for members of the Knox community. Please click here for more information on advertising.