For over 100 years, The Antelope newspaper has published weekly for the students, faculty and staff of the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the community of Kearney, Nebraska.
Students in the UNK Communication Department produce the print edition on Mondays and do final proof and edits on Tuesday. The 2,300 copies of the paper are distributed in print on campus and in the community Wednesday afternoon, and the news content goes online early Wednesday evening. An updated interactive WordPress website was activated in the fall of 2011.
Students in JMC 350 serve as unpaid writers for the paper for credit, but writers, editors and designers serve in paid positions each term working toward internships and employment in the news fields. JMC 351 Ad Staff students sell and submit ads and run ad campaigns. Students produce video in JMC 343, and news and photography classes submit work on occasion.
The Kearney Hub prints The Antelope Tuesday evenings from computer pdfs prepared completely by the student staff of writers, photographers, editors and designers. Liaisons at The Kearney Hub include pre-press design and production coordinator Rustin Harms, managing editor Mike Konz, assistant managing editor Dan Spiers and pressroom manager Jerry Schmitz.