Senior Spotlight: Sam Knapton

By: Ken Nguyen

Sam Knapton joined ‘The Clock’ in the spring of 2019 after finding out about a vacancy for the Photo Editor position through an advertisement. Ever since then, she’s been one of the most essential figures for ‘The Clock’s biweekly operation.

As well as contributing as the Photo Editor for ‘The Clock’, Knapton wrote for Plymouth Voices and Arts and Entertainment. The photo Knapton is most proud of is a snowy view of the Pemigewasset River taken on the bridge that connects Plymouth State University to Holderness, NH. It was used in last year’s April Fool’s Day edition of ‘The Clock’ known as ‘The Crock’.

Knapton’s favorite memory from her time at ‘The Clock’ was when she traveled to Washington, D.C. along with several other staff members to attend the 2019 ACP/CMA National College Media Convention. She said, “I learned a lot about what it’s like to work in a professional newsroom and I gained a lot of advice and knowledge from professional photographers that I was able to bring back and use with ‘The Clock.’”

Knapton is graduating with a BA in Communication and Media Studies with a concentration in Media Studies and a Peace and Social Justice minor. Her friends at ‘The Clock’ wish her luck and success in her future!