The Kansas State Collegian is the weekly newspaper at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Its content is reported, edited, and produced entirely by students, and students make up the advertising sales staff.
It is published on Fridays when classes are in session during the academic year, and weekly over the summer.
The Collegian is owned by Collegian Media Group, a non-profit business that also publishes the Royal Purple yearbook, the Manhappenin’ Magazine, and the Parent and Family Guide. Incorporated in 1946, Collegian Media Group is overseen by a board of directors, half of whom are students who are elected by their fellow students. Business operations are managed by a professional staff.
Most of the corporation’s income comes from the sale of advertisements. The rest comes from student activity fees, and the sale of yearbooks, phone books and mail subscriptions to the Collegian. Collegian Media Group receives no funding from Kansas State University or the State of Kansas; it contributes more than $2000 a year to the state in sales tax collected on its products.