The Cobbler is the newspaper of William Carey University. With roots back in the 1920s, The Cobbler has evolved from its early days as The Scissors, the newspaper of then-Mississippi Woman's College, and received its current name in the early 1950s as the university transitioned to then-William Carey College. The rich heritage of the newspaper continues with a bright future. The Cobbler publishes eight editions a year, with five editions published in a tabloid print format and three editions published exclusively online. In addition, the newspaper maintains a social media presence on both Facebook and Twitter and has embraced the emergence of journalism's digital era.
The Cobbler name is a tribute to university namesake William Carey's humble profession of cobbler, or a person who repairs shoes. Carey served as a cobbler before his days in the mission field. The name serves as a reminder of Carey's humble roots and how God can empower the humble to do great things for Him.
The Cobbler is a student publication with a staff of 10-15 students of various majors. Adrienne Madden of Purvis, a senior biology and chemistry major, serves as editor-in-chief. Contact Madden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The advisor of The Cobbler, appointed by the university president, provides guidance and support to the student staff. Mia Overton, director of media relations and marketing and a former editor-in-chief of The Cobbler, serves as the advisor. To contact Overton, call (601) 318-6767 or email email@example.com.
The Cobbler allows advertising on a limited basis, but reserves the right to reject or edit advertisements deemed contrary to the university’s mission. For advertising rates and a media kit, contact Mia Overton.