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Therese Apel joins the Vicksburg Daily News as managing editor



Therese Apel
Therese Apel, Publisher Dark Horse Press and Managing Editor for the Vicksburg Daily News

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Therese Apel

Therese Apel has joined the Vicksburg Daily News as the managing editor.

Apel built her career in newspaper, working at the Copiah County Courier, the Brookhaven Daily Leader, and The Clarion-Ledger before joining WLBT in 2019. From there she went on to start Darkhorse Press in 2021.

“Apel represents the very best of journalism in the State of Mississippi. Her site, Darkhorse Press, has become the go-to source for statewide news. She is bringing that skillset and level of expertise to the Vicksburg Daily News. We went after the very best and are thrilled to have her take over operations at the Vicksburg Daily News,” said publisher, David Day.

Day will keep doing his live reports and stories about Vicksburg, including holding locally elected officials accountable, saying, “Therese is such an added value to the Vicksburg Daily News. The joining of our efforts will benefit the people of Vicksburg and Mississippi.”

Apel will continue to manage Darkhorse Press, which has won numerous awards for journalistic excellence.

“I’m so excited about the possibilities for the future of both VDN and Darkhorse as we join forces,” Apel said. “This partnership will futher strengthen the days ahead not only for both companies, but it will also vastly improve the future of independent news in our state.”

“Joining the Vicksburg Daily News with the Darkhorse Press will allow both organizations to streamline operations while expanding our respective reach,” said Day. “The citizens of Vicksburg and Mississippi deserve a press that serves them.”



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