THE TEAM BEHIND THE SCENES

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The Panther newspaper has set some goals this semester to establish a media presence, tell stories important to the student body and also make them available online and through social media, according to the Panther newspaper’s editor-in- chief.

Senior mass media arts major, Trishunda Mooney works with the team each week, encouraging each member to seek out those stories that go untold.

The 30th volume of The Panther newspaper coincides with the 30th
anniversary of Clark Atlanta University being instated. A new issue of the paper comes every month highlighting the best stories around campus and the AUC.

Annually members of the Panther are accompanied by Professor McJunkins to represent CAU at the Southern Regional Press Institute in Savannah, Ga. The 2017 conference held at Savannah State University closed with an award ceremony where the CAU Panther newspaper received five awards including 1st place in overall newspapers.

“It is my goal to build upon the Panther newspaper’s strong foundation and
incorporate storytelling tools that our writers will be able to take with them as experience accompanying their resumes,” Mooney said.

The Panther covers stories from the sports, to study abroad trips traveling to Jamaica and China, world news involving Colin Kaepernick and his fight for racial justice, stories that are all relevant to students at CAU.

The editing team assisting Mooney includes managing editor, Almiya White.
Sports editor, Ashton Edmunds. Digital editor, Alexis Grace. Photo editor, Josh McJunkins. Business manager, Danni Harris, and Kentrelle Moore as the lifestyle editor.

All are mass media arts majors but the organization is open to all majors as
the team strives to make each issue and article inclusive of the CAU experience. Writers for the Panther include Desja Hickman, Destiny Joi Steele, Janae Adams, Jason Sanford, Kayla Hart, Kenyatta Coleman, Lajoyous Boose, Emani Gonzalez, Mariah Hill, Markayla Brooks, Marlon Jackson, Monique Johnson, Naliah Heard, Terri A. Blige and Kayla Grant.

CAU english major, Terri Blige challenged herself this semester and has
seen an improvement in her writing. “This year I did many articles out of my comfort zone and I’m glad that I did,” Blige said.

Panther members meet every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Panther Office
located in the mass communications building in the room near G30. Articles are assigned and writers go out to cover it for the print newspaper, social media feed
and website.

The team has a newly appointed 2018-2019, Mr. and Miss Panther to
represent the organization not only for homecoming parade and coronation but around campus as well. The members of The Panther nominated and voted for Marlon Jackson as Mr. Panther and Markayla Brooks as Miss Panther.

Follow @thecaupanther1988 on Instagram and Facebook and
@caupanther1988 on twitter for CAU news. The website http://www.thecaupanther.org was launched fall semester to house news and events aside from the print copies.

Be sure to share upcoming events or newsworthy stories with the Panther team by sending a press release or media request to panthernews1988@gmail.com.

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