The Kingsman has been a student-run newspaper on Brooklyn College since 1950. In its time it has served as the eyes and ears of Brooklyn College, winning awards and raising awareness from larger New York publications, such as the New York Times. Topics from on-campus events to New York politics are covered in the weekly issues. Papers are distributed every Wednesday morning at the entrance of every building at Brooklyn College. All students are encouraged to reach out to any of the following editors and start writing for The Kingsman.
Meet the Editors:
Dylan Campbell, Editor-in-Chief
Dylan Campbell is a junior at Brooklyn College and beginning her third semester as editor-in-chief of the Kingsmen.
She has been writing since before she had braces – so a long time- and loves what she does. Her journalism philosophy? If people understood each other better, the world would be a better place, and the best way to connect people is through stories. She is doing her best to capture those stories.
Dylan has been on the Kingsman staff since her freshman year. She has interned at L&M Publications, PBS/WNET, Narrative.ly and Everyday Health but can be found on the daily interviewing students on campus and eating snacks in the Kingsman office.
She is looking forward to continuing to improve the Kingsmen and getting to know what you, Brooklyn College students, are looking to read. She encourages all feedback good and bad (preferably good) to be sent right to her inbox. So shoot her an email.
Derek Norman, Managing News Editor
Derek Norman, a journalism major at Brooklyn College, is a writer, traveller, musician, a seeker and trouble-makin’ hell raiser. He grew up on the Connecticut shoreline and now takes to the concrete in Astoria, Queens.
With goals of breaking into the field as a journalist, his most significant intentions are to report in-depth on issues, tragedies, wonders and triumphs. To speak for those who may not have found a voice, and relay that voice to the ears that need to hear it, eyes that need to read and lives that need to live it.
Paul Frangipane, Managing Editor of Digital
Paul Frangipane has had a passion for writing for almost his entire life. After a short-lived dream to become a photojournalist passed, he realized that print journalism was his true aspiration. With a need to inspire people and make the world a better place for everyone, he thought the spread of information through journalism was a logical career choice. Paul is passionate about global humanitarian issues and questioning widely-accepted viewpoints. He believes he is meant to travel, meet people from all over the world, and educate about the injustices in the small world we live in.
Ashley Matos, Business Manager
Ashley is a student at Brooklyn College double majoring in Journalism and Early Childhood Education. When she’s not at fieldwork or in the Kingsman office, she’s at home baking bread and desserts.
Danielle Kogan, Features Editor
It is super unfortunate that she can’t break glass with her voice just yet, but Danielle is currently continuing over 10 years of vocal study. Outside of classes, she’s also partnered with the Write the Night organization as a founding executive board member, which helps writers of all kinds get together and build a network. In her free time (which is usually on ferry rides to and from Staten Island), she loves to read and explore the city that never sleeps (because Danielle doesn’t either). But- that doesn’t mean she’s too busy to make friends, so reach out if you want to talk to her!
Jane Silverstein, Layout Editor
Jane Silverstein has always ended up hanging out with the journalism kids despite never being one. While working on yearbooks in high school, she was always drawn to telling the stories. And once on a school trip to San Diego, the yearbook kids abandoned Jane and the journalism kids were nice to her so being a “journie” was just meant to be.
When she isn’t working on the layout for The Kingsman, Jane studies as a Technical Theater and Design BFA major with hope of pursuing some career in the arts that can keep her financially stable in some way. She spends her free time writing and playing music, photographing everything, and searching for the most aesthetically pleasing subway stations.
While never writing for newspapers, Jane has won awards for Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism and has been published in Dramatics Magazine and Breaking Character Magazine. She hopes to use her time at The Kingsman to develop her writing and design skills.
Stop by the office at Brooklyn College, Roosevelt Hall, Room 118R if you have any questions or story ideas. Office hours are Tuesdays 12:15 – 2:15 p.m. and Mondays 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Letters to the Editor can be sent to any of the above emails.