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Muleskinner (Student Newspaper)

UCM's Student Newspaper

The UCM Muleskinner is an award-winning, prestigious online student publication that serves as the University’s newspaper of record. The Muleskinner publishes student work created in the classroom and pays for freelance work about the University's students, faculty, staff and activities.

 The Muleskinner hires writers, photographers, videographers, advertising sales representatives, social media managers and business specialists.

 The publication's sister online paper, the digitalBURG, also employs students and publishes student work.

 Students and faculty take great pride in the Muleskinner’s long and storied legacy. Find the outlets at


Join the student news staff:

The Muleskinner’s newsroom is located in Wood 312. To reach the newsroom by phone, call 660-543-4050.

Editors, advisers, sales staff and reporters can be reached via email at

To reach the advertising and business staff call 660-543-4051 or email

Dr. Carol Atkinson is the lead adviser of the news outlets (she is one of four faculty supporting the outlets) and can be reached via email at or by phone at 660-543-4841.

How else can you contribute?

The UCM Muleskinner is housed in the Digital Media Production program, within the School of Communication, History, and Interdisciplinary Studies.

The Digital Media Production program also supports two other student produced media outlets: UCM Radio-The Beat and Central-TV. To get involved in those programs, contact Dr. Joe Moore, Digital Media Production program coordinator, at

The Muleskinner is both a digital and print newspaper, accessed through our student publication portal called This site also incorporates two other student-produced media channels: UCM Radio-The Beat and Central-TV.

Regarding the Muleskinner, there are many different ways you can get involved:.

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Illustration
  • Design
  • Media Sales
  • Management


Dr. Carol Atkinson
Faculty Adviser
Wood 312
Tel: (660) 543-4050
Fax: (660) 543-8663


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