MSU Reporter Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Editor in Chief?

A resident of Southern Illinois and graduate of Herrin High School, Nate Brennan relocated to Mankato, Minn. to attend Minnesota State University, where his father, Paul, is a professor of accounting in the business department.  Brennan’s goals for the paper during his tenure as editor-in-chief include bringing readers entertaining features such as web-only video, audio and print content such as podcasts and artists series, and telling stories of outstanding and interesting students, faculty and alumni and cultivating a better community between MSU and the city of Mankato.

Editor Board 2010-2011

What is the MSU Reporter?

The MSU Reporter is the student-run newspaper that represents Minnesota State University, Mankato. Originally titled The College Reporter when the university was Minnesota State Teachers’ College, the Reporter has been a fixture on campus an in the Mankato community since 1928.

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When it published?

Today’s Reporter is published in print on Tuesday and Thursday, in addition to an online version, during the academic year.

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Who is behind the MSU Reporter?

The paper is student-operated and generates 83 percent of its operating budget. The Reporter is instrumental in providing the Minnesota State University, Mankato community with the area’s most comprehensive source of campus news, sports and entertainment as well as state, national and world news.

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Has the paper received any awards?

The Reporter is consistently producing award-winning editorial and advertising content.

In 2010, the Reporter earned the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s General Advertising Excellence award for the tenth straight year among college newspapers. In addition, the last few years our editorial staff has helped us to earn the following honors:

• Associated Collegiate Press, Best of Show, 2010, 10th Place

• Society of Profesional Journalists, Mark of Excellence Award, 2008, Region 8, 2nd Place

• Associated Collegiate Press, Newspaper of the Year, 2006, 3rd Place


How do i subscribe to the MSU Reporter?

To subscribe to the Reporter call (507) 389-1926. Subscriptions for the academic school year are $45.00 and subscribers will receive the paper within three to five days after publishing. If you already have a subscription and there is a delivery problem, please call (507) 389-1926.

However, The Reporter has a weekly circulation of 12,000 copies: 6,000 for Tuesday issue and 6,000 for Thursday issue. Additionally, the Reporter is distributed free-of-charge to 20 locations across the MSU campus and an additional 12 locations around the community.

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