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  • WJI 2016 Blog- Day Ten- Plunging Right in

    May 26, 2016

    Becca Robb Taylor University   Confession: I dread phone calls. I'm that person who lets calls go to voicemail because talking over the phone leeches so much energy.  Today, Editor-in-Chief Marvin Olasky assigned us to investigate a story. Our research included making phone calls—lots of them. Great. ... more >

  • WJI 2016 Blog- Day Nine- Smells, stories and Spotlight

    May 25, 2016

    Ashley Bloemhof  Dordt College  If there's one thing I love about stepping outside Sweet Peas every morning, it's Asheville's smell- a hint of cigarette smoke, a dash of pine and maple trees, a pinch of fried breakfast food. The unlikely trio makes for a delightful aroma. Pair that morning ... more >

  • WJI 2016 Blog- Day Eight- Hitting the streets with pad and pencil

    May 24, 2016

    On the Street  By Savannah Petree Patrick Henry College     “If you didn’t enjoy the assignment today, journalism might not be for you.”   That’s actually been the case for a lot of our work here at the World Journalism Institute. Whole-hearted diligence to the task at hand is essential. Even... more >

  • WJI 2016 Blog- Day Seven- Day in the Life

    May 23, 2016

    Madison Frambes Westmont College  This morning felt like last Monday all over again: I woke up a little early, slipped on the same outfit, walked to High Five for a cortado—but then Hosanna came in and sat with me. Emma came next. Ciera walked in and ordered coffee and a bagel. Today wasn’t like last Monday, because last Monday we were all still strangers. We fil... more >

  • WJI 2016 Blog- Day Six- Exploring Asheville through the eyes of a journalist

    May 21, 2016

      A look into their eyes By Aliya Kuykendall John Brown University    Today was one of those days that reminded me why it’s great to be a journalist. I get to be curious and ask people questions about what makes them tick and how things work, and quite often, they tell me.  ... more >

  • WJI 2016 Blog- Day Five- Learning new things about yourself

    May 20, 2016

    Julia  Camara   Taylor Univeristy    Nick Eicher and Jim Henry are producers and correspondents for World’s radio station. Under the supervision of Eicher and Henry we had a mock press conference earlier Friday afternoon, outside the building of the World Magazine Headquarters. The conference addr... more >

  • WJI 2016 Blog- Day Four- Radio "D-Day"

    May 19, 2016

    Hosanna Gonzales We hit the ground running on Day 4—or what I like to call “Radio D-Day.” Having crammed information about the complex case “Zubik vs. Burwell” into our heads the night before, my carpooling group was particularly quiet during the 10-minute drive from Sweet Peas to World’s headquarters. I was excited for the day, but felt like my gr... more >

  • WJI 2016 Blog- Day Three- The "so what?" of journalism

    May 18, 2016

    BLOG POST FOR WEDNESDAY by Anders Rotto- Wheaton College On Day 3 of the WJI’s “Backpack Journalism in a Digital Age,” program participants embraced their roles as students. Spending the vast majority of the day inside the WJI classroom, we learned from accomplished professionals hailing from all corners of the journalism world.   Waking up our spirits like... more >

  • 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 Blog- 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 >