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.
Joshua Wilson, graduate assistant in WCU's Office of Admissions with responsibilities for university marketing, has served as the editor-in-chief of The Cobbler since November 2010. Wilson brings seven years of experience in journalism to his post as editor-in-chief, including a background as a reporter and columnist for a daily newspaper in his hometown of Brookhaven, Miss., and several years of prior experience as a college newspaper editor. Wilson is currently enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program at WCU and received his Bachelor of Science degree from WCU in 2012. Wilson can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 601-318-6767.
Kelsey Wells, a senior mass communication major from Monticello, Miss., has served as managing editor of The Cobbler since January 2012.
Dr. Marilyn Ellzey, assistant professor of mass communication, is the newspaper's advisor. Dr. Ellzey brings an extensive background in media to her role as advisor. Under her guidance, the newspaper adopted its current format and has flourished. Her contact information is email@example.com or via phone at 601-318-6220.
The Cobbler, as a student-run newspaper, is made up of a diverse field of students from many majors and backgrounds. Scholarships are available for journalism talent and for participation in The Cobbler. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.