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WCU Newspaper Earns MPAEF Honors

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 7, 2014 - The Cobbler, the student newspaper of William Carey University, earned several awards during the 2013-2014 Better Newspaper Contest – Student Division, hosted by the Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation.

Former Editor-in-Chief Joshua Wilson, a Master of Business Administration student from Hattiesburg, won a second place award in the “Best Spot News or Investigative Package” category for his coverage of the February 2013 tornado that struck Hattiesburg. Wilson also earned a second place in the “Best Feature Story” category for “Fighting Against Society’s Norms,” a story about an Ecuadorian native who graduated from Carey and went on to work for social reform in the United States and in his native land.

Bethany Bell, staff cartoonist and an art major from Maribor, Slovenia, won a third place in the “Best Cartoon” category. The Cobbler staff also earned a second place in the “Best Design” category.

The Cobbler, a monthly newspaper, competes in the senior colleges and universities division of the contest. The awards were presented during the annual O.C. McDavid Journalism Conference, held March 27 at the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland.

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The Cobbler, the student newspaper of William Carey University, earned several awards during the 2013-2014 Better Newspaper Contest – Student Division, hosted by the Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation. Pictured are (back row, left to right) William Carey University Marketing Specialist and The Cobbler Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Joshua Wilson of Brookhaven, Michael Coelho of Niceville, Fla., interim editor-in-chief, (front row, left to right) Tiffany Goin of Petal, general manager, and Randi Clark of Laurel, managing editor/news editor, showing the awards.