Apostolic Academy visits The Daily Union
There is much more to the publication business than writing
articles is the lesson learned by Mrs. Wren's fifth and sixth-grade classes from Apostolic Academy during a field trip Tuesday. Student curiosity with newspaper publications resulted in a suggestion to visit Montgomery Communications. Students prepared and sent questions in advance of the trip hosted by Publisher Phil Vega. Vega told of his firsthand experience in use of molded led linotype when he started in the business in 1975 to aluminum press plates in use today. The tour of Montgomery Communications included explanations of the 'news beat' side of the business, sales, design and production with discussion of business operations and website functions. Students are now tasked to write a brief essay of their experience. Shown is Vega explaining the use of linotype press plates to students. Also shown are students Anthony Sheared, Caleb Huggins and Jermaine Baker.