Student Publications Retreat Held at WCU

Hattiesburg,  Miss., October 23, 2013 -

Pictured are (left to right) Matt Bush, freelance photojournalist and photographer at Forrest General Hospital; Joshua Wilson, marketing specialist at William Carey University and retreat coordinator; and Therese Apel, public information officer for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, at WCU’s Student Publications Staff Retreat on Oct. 19. The retreat brought together the staffs of the student newspaper and yearbook for training and team-building activities. Apel, a former reporter for The Daily Leader (Brookhaven, Miss.) and The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.) newspapers, delivered a keynote address about crisis reporting while Bush, a two-time Mississippi Press Association Photo of the Year winner, led a workshop on photography. Other activities included lunch, a videography workshop led by WCU Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Dr. Marilyn Ellzey, and a writing and editing workshop led by Wilson.