Dear Wilson Community,
As the editorial staff of The Wilson Billboard, our mission is to inform and entertain you with a newspaper that is sound in its objectivity and creative in its style. To aid us in this mission, over spring break we attended the College Media Association’s national spring convention in New York City.
The four day event gave students from schools across the country an opportunity to learn from professionals about every facet of media. Workshops educated attendees on a broad array of topics including print journalism, photography and broadcasting. Ideas presented reinforced traditional skills, but also introduced innovative methods and ideas to improve upon those skills. New ideas were introduced to help attendees think outside the box and discover new ways to imagine things. Lesley and I were inspired by many of these sessions and are already making changes to the Billboard to reflect what we learned.
One area we were inspired to change was the style and layout of the Billboard itself – a daunting challenge. This will be an on-going process as we work to adjust different parts to find what works best for the newspaper and for you, the reader.
We are especially interested in getting your feedback and opinions on this new design. The more opinions and feedback we get, the more we can adapt and grow to ensure that we can produce a newspaper that best serves the Wilson community. There are a number of ways to connect with us here at the Billboard – on our website, through Facebook, our e-mail, and even in person. We are very excited about what the future holds for the Billboard!
Caileigh Oliver & Lesley Eichelberger Editor-in-Chief & Apprentice Editor The Wilson Billboard