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  • WJI 2016 Blog- Day Two- Journalists do not cheer for their subjects

    May 17, 2016

    Thomas D. Miller WJI Blog Post Day 2 May 17, 2016 This time last year I wrote the first blog post for the 2015 WORLD Journalism Institute. It had been a long day, to say the least, and I wrote my report as soldier coming out of the trenches might. My post filled my editors with consternation, although it did get a lot of laughs from the folks at home. Today, a year later, things ... more >

  • WJI 2016- Day One- The What and the Why of Journalism

    May 16, 2016

    From What to Why   Ciera Horton Wheaton College On the first day of the World Journalism Institute, National Editor Jamie Dean held up a copy of WORLD magazine from the week of September 11, 2001.   9-11 was a Tuesday and WORLD printed weekly issues on Thursday. After hearing about the terrorist attack, the editorial team led by Marvin Olasky discarded ever... more >

  • Where are they now?

    Mar 15, 2016

    The answer to that quesiotn for WJI grads is simple: all over. Reporting on numerous issues for a variety of media outlets from print to radio to web to TV. As you prepare your application for this summer’s WJI college and recent grad camp in Asheville, here’s a partial list of places where WJI students have worked once they entered the professional media world.:   ... more >

  • Recent WJI alum now reporting on Africa

    Feb 3, 2016

    Onize Ohikere just graduated from the World Institute last summer, but she already finds herself covering Africa. She writes daily stories for World Magazine’s website.   So far she’s covered disease and civil war in Nigeria, the slums in Kenya, Mozambique refugees, Tunisia’s fledgling democracy, Ethiopia’s drought, Congo adoptions, and Tanzanian el... more >

  • Recent WJI grad now covering Washington

    Jan 25, 2016

    Congratulations to Evan Wilt, a 2015 WJI graduate, for his current reporter's posting in the nation's capital. Less than a year after completing the World Journalism Institute's summer course in Asheville, Evan now founds himself covering events like President Obama's State of the Union address, the annual March for Life rally, and a campaign speech by presidential candidate ... more >

  • Congrats to award winning WJI alum

    Jan 11, 2016

    In the recent Hoosier State Press Associaiton Foundation's Better Newspaper Contest, 2010 WJI alum Sarah Einselen won three awards. Einselen, a news editor for the Pharos-Tribune in Longansport, Ind., received first place for Best In-Depth Feature or Feature Package, second place for Headline Writing, and third place for Best Business Section or Pages.  Overall, staff members for Sa... more >

  • Wall-Street Journal proclaims Asheville the "South’s Insider Destination."

    Oct 30, 2015

    Thinking about joining us next summer in Asheville? Well you will be in good company as this Wall Street Journal article proclaims that the city is "catching on fast with the rest of the country" as a top destination. Click on the below link and read to learn about the place where you could spend two weeks next May: Asheville: The South’s Insider Destination Long an i... more >

  • WJI Day 12: Crossing the finish line

    May 30, 2015

    Day 12- WJI By Abigail Reese  We crossed the finish line. After 14 days jam-packed full of intellectually stimulating speakers, intense writing assignments, and multi-media projects, we put our metaphorical robes on today and graduated. Our commencement speaker, Kenan Minkoff, came to us from Kings College. With a background in law, psychology and literature, he passiona... more >

  • WJI 2015 Day 10: Stories as king

    May 28, 2015

    Day 10: Storied Stories Evan Wilt Thursday positioned stories as king. In the morning we picked up where we left off from the day before, on the phones. Some called the Pentagon for investigation and others called their mothers for validation. Three hours flew by in a frenzy of writing and editing before a 12 o’clock deadline. Our fast fingers took a break for a lunch h... more >

  • WJI 2015 Day 9: The AP, Pulitzer Prizes and cat videos

    May 27, 2015

    WJI 2015 Day 9 By Michaela Wasson Today we learned there is more to the Internet than funny cat videos. In the morning, Lee Pitts gave us a class on the possibilities of computer-assisted research. There are sites for almost every question I could think of asking. Mr. Pitts offered 24 pages of sites, to be exact. Do you need to know how many people move from one state to anot... more >