WJI Newsroom

  • WJI alum Emily Scheie: a teacher transformed into a journalist

    Dec 2, 2014

      Emily Scheie’s love of writing led her to explore journalism through some elective classes during her senior year in college. The English major, now 25, enjoyed the reporting courses but didn’t think this small amount of formal journalism training would help her land a newsroom job. Instead she followed another interest and became a teacher. But by this fall Sc... more >

  • Meet Ryan Hill: From English Major to Reporter

    Nov 21, 2014

    University of Virginia Ryan Hill got something in the mail from his mother this fall that he would not have expected earlier this year: a copy of World Magazine with an article inside it he had written. Ryan Hill spent this past summer at the World Journalism Institute. Even though he had little journalism experience, Hill began the program in Asheville with a lot of confidence. ... more >

  • The New York Times profiles World Magazine

    Nov 10, 2014

    The New York Times just published a piece on World Magazine, interviewing some of the editors and reporters that WJI students get to meet and learn from each summer during our Asheville program. The article, which you can read in its entirety by clicking on the web link below, says that World is one of the few religious magazines that does religious reporting. The article argues that whi... more >

  • WJI graduate profile 2014: Elizabeth Stinnette

    Nov 5, 2014

    Elizabeth Stinnette has pursued journalism as a college student because she has always enjoyed talking to people and getting to tell their stories. From veterans to politicians to children, Stinnette got to tell plenty of stories this year during her summer in Asheville, N.C. and Washington, D.C. with the World Journalism Institute. Stinnette, a student at Patrick Henry College, said... more >

  • A recent WJI reunion

    Aug 22, 2014

    Recently, four WJI alums from the 2012 class got together to share memories and talk about where they've been ... and one of those attendees did exactly what you'd expect from a WJI graduate: she wrote a column about the reunion.  Click on the link to read about what the WJI experience meant to these alums who began WJI as student reporters and now work as professional journalis... more >

  • The class video for WJI 2014 in Asheville is up!

    Jul 14, 2014

    Another WJI summer has come and gone. But it has not been forgotten. Click on the link to learn about the favorite memories, the greatest challenges, and the biggest lessons learned during the course by a great group of students. Many thanks to Katie Mullin for filming and editing this video scrapbook of a fun month of May exploring journalism from all angles with a group that Dr. Olasky cal... more >

  • Follow us on Pinterest!

    Mar 12, 2014

      Are you an avid Pinner? Follow WJI on Pinterest and stay up to date on the staff, the program, and local Asheville attractions.   http://www.pinterest.com/worldji/   more >

  • WJI Buzz: Looking at WJI's 2013 grads a year later

    Feb 12, 2014

    Where are they now? The 2013 World Journalism Institute graduates: Aimee Staud (13') is a student at Patrick Henry College. After WJI, Stauf interned with WORLD Magazine's radio program, The World and Everything In It, over the summer and into the Fall 2013 semester for a few hours a week. Rachel Aldrich (13') is a student at Patrick Henry College. Since WJI, she has wri... more >

  • WJI Buzz - Aldrich, Branch, Grafe, Robertson, Stauf

    Aug 8, 2013

    Rachel Aldrich ('13) has just finished a paid internship with the World News Group,  working with the children's papers. She is a student at Patrick Henry College Andrew Branch ('13) has a month remaining on his paid internship with the World News Group, where he has been covering poverty issues. He is a graduate of NC State University. Elise Grafe ('13) has... more >

  • WJI Buzz - Benedetti, Speers, Taddeo, Willett, Wong,

    Aug 8, 2013

    Kate Benedetti ('13) has a paid internship with The Collierville Herald. She is a student at Union University. Kaitlyn Speers ('13) has an internship with The Observer-Reporter in Washington, Pennsylvania. She is a student at Patrick Henry College. Sarah Taddeo ('13) has a paid internship with the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. She is a student at Syracuse University.&... more >