What We’re About

Extra, extra, write all about it! On the Echo Newspaper Crew, you’ll explore all aspects of campus and share your experiences with the larger community. Create your own advice column, make puzzles for the campus community to solve, or give voice to student excitement and issues; the opportunities are endless as you write about all things Wilson. You will gain hands-on journalism experience as you find the newest story from your peers, coaches, professors, and administrators. Some ongoing series by the Echo News crew have included crew spotlights, monthly tarot, sports reporting, and astrology. What stories will you share?

Student Leadership Opportunities

  • Editor-in-Chief: The editor-in-chief helps maintain the storyboard and communicate with the crew concerning timelines and responsibilities. They edit, write, and produce content; supervise crew members; support crew in developing and implementing communications plans; host a “Writing & Editing Workshop” curriculum; and interface with campus and off-campus communities. 
  • Assistant Editor: The assistant editor assists with writing, editing, photography, ad sales, graphic design, and more. They also generate story ideas; help organize a Speaker’s Series with alumni and other professionals who are working in news/media; help maintain communication of the storyboard and associated timelines; and identify grants and funding for small-college newspapers. 
  • Creative Director & Social Media Manager: The creative director & social media manager is the newspaper’s photographer, photo editor, social media caption writer, website developer, and multimedia creator (such as podcasts and video.)

What You’ll Learn

You’ll spend years working alongside your peers with the mentorship of your supervisors.  Part of the experience of work at Warren Wilson is guided critical reflection, which helps ensure that you achieve both your own educational goals as well as our Common Learning Outcomes. These intentional learning outcomes distinguish our Work Program, giving it focus and relevancy that set it apart from a federal work-study or your average part-time job. 

Our Common Learning Outcomes:

  • Professionalism & Work Ethic: accountability, effective work habits, punctuality, dependability, time management, integrity, and commitment to the well-being of the community.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: working with available resources to creatively address issues and solve problems, and gaining confidence to make decisions.
  • Communication: the ability to convey and receive information effectively with intentionality, honesty, and confidence in both speech and writing.
  • Collaboration & Teamwork: actively collaborate with peers to achieve common goals, Distribute labor fairly, and hold each other accountable as committed members of a group.
  • Civic Identity: understanding your active influence within the community and how your decisions directly impact the work around you.

In addition to our Common Learning Outcomes, each crew in the Work Program identifies crew-specific goals for learning and performance. These are reviewed with you each semester. Your crew-specific learning goals outline skills and abilities your supervisor will teach you during the semester. 

Some of our Echo crew learning goals include:

  • News/editorial writing skills
  • Leading a news/media team
  • Research skills
  • Website development