Frequently Asked Questions

We are routinely asked questions by students, faculty, administrators, readers and others about our organization and our work. For the sake of clarity, we provided a list of answers for frequently asked questions. This will be updated when necessary:

What are you?

We are The Knight News, CUNY Queens College’s campus newspaper. We are run by QC students, along with our advisor, English Professor Jason Tougaw. 

Does any department or QC administrator control your work?

No. We are independent, except for funding provided by the college.

Wasn’t your website different before?

Yes. Before December 2015, our website was like this. However, after malware was installed on our WordPress site, our site was down and the database was erased. We had to restart with a fresh theme to use.

In April of 2022, our website was updated to its current installation.

For previous alumni of The Knight News who think their work is missing, please refer to our Past Issues page for archived PDF-format issues or email us at

Hello, I am a student and want to join. What do I do?

Please fill out a staff or internship application, or email our secretary,

Actually, before I join, I am a little uneasy about my lack of experience as a journalist. Is that a problem?

Not at all! We encourage all students to sign up for articles, regardless of major/minor or previous experience. Be sure to check out our social media pages, or send us an email at, to sign up for our mailing list!

Do you pay?

Our funds do not allow us to pay journalists. Most of our funds go to printing a newspaper.

I didn’t like how you covered [X]. 

While we understand not everyone will be a fan of our work, we do uphold a fair and accurate view in our reporting. However, readers are free to submit criticism to

But I and/or my organization feel slandered by your reporting on [X].

Again, refer to our previous answer.

Hey, I’m a part of [X] on campus. I noticed you were a club and am interested in obtaining your co-sponsorship for an event we’re organizing.

We’re always happy to work with clubs on campus. If we agree, then we’ll be happy to sign paperwork. Email us at for further information.

I would like to submit an OP-ED/advertisement/have a pitch to The Knight News. How would I go about that?

Thank you for expressing interest in The Knight News! We would love to hear what you have to say – please fill out our story submission form or email our secretary at

Are you hosting events?

Yes, check out The Knight News Events Calendar or check out our social media pages.

I’m interested in interviewing someone from your organization. How do I proceed?

You can email that person directly on our Meet the Staff page or email us at

None of my questions refer to the above. 

If this happens, please email us at