KnightNews.com, the winner of a national journalism award, is the only independent, non-profit news source serving the University of Central Florida area, its students, alumni, staff and neighbors.
Being non-profit means advertising revenue our students work to generate goes back to educating and supporting students, and gives students exclusive opportunities to travel across the globe to cover UCF, with state-of-the-art equipment used by the pros. As a result, KnightNews.com’s coverage — and its students’ resumes — stand above the pack.
Since 2009 we’ve been holding the powerful at UCF accountable with our investigative reporting, breaking major stories and covering UCF sports. And we’re proud to say we’ve won many first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists along the way.
At KnightNews.com, we pioneered the college model for a 24-hour independent news source, with constant online updates that matter to those we serve. And because this is a digital age, we set a nationwide example to offer college news content the way that’s expected — through social media, online articles and video that’s fresh and relevant — rather than through the declining print paper medium. Our online approach is also environmentally friendly.
KnightNews.com is where you can come to get informed first about major breaking UCF news, and also to get a good laugh with our light features. We cover all stories — from the serious to the hilarious. At KnightNews.com you’ll learn what you need to know about everything from how your money is being spent at UCF, to nightlife, tuition hikes and who has the best tailgates!
KnightNews.com is revolutionizing the way students stay informed. To advertise with us, click here for UCF advertising rates.
Watch review videos below of major stories covered in past years.
2014 and 5 Year Look Back Video:
Also feel free to take a look back on what we did during 2009.
To contact one of our staff members please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail them directly if they have an e-mail address listed.
Kyle Swenson: Editor-in-Chief
Caroline Jackson: Managing Editor
Eddie Messel: Sports Editor
Dylan Lyons: Sports Editor
Joe Klawe: Content Manager
And other contributors, when available
Director of Marketing and Community
Sales & Advertising
Notable Alumni and Jobs Held after Knight News:
Christal Hayes – Reporter at Orlando Sentinel, Newsweek and USA Today
Derek Lowe – Anchor at KFDX
Jake Rakoci – Morning Anchor at Fox 54 Augusta, GA
Jacob Sadowsky – Editor at NBC Universal
Kevin Wolkenfeld – News Producer at WKMG, before attending law school
Ryan Bass – Sports Anchor for CBS Sports, Sports Director at WTSP Tampa
Cliff Jett – Freelance Production Business Owner
Sarah Harper – Worked at MTV News
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Views expressed on KnightNews.com are those of the student editors, who determine editorial policy, or its users and not of Knight News Inc. and its board of directors.