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  • WJI — Day 4: Capturing Asheville

    May 20, 2015

    WJI — Day 4: Capturing Asheville By Kirkland An   There are so many adjectives to attribute to Asheville, but one that stands out is: hipster.    As AJ Pyatt described his town, "It is just so hipster, but it knows it and embraces it." AJ Pyatt is an African American street performer with a smile that catches the eye and a tenor voice that b... more >

  • WJI 2015 Day Three: Dealing in the lives of others as journalists

    May 19, 2015

    By Kaylen Tanner You are dealing in people’s lives. Caitlin Byrd, local reporter for the Asheville Citizen-Times, kept repeating that reminder: You are dealing with people’s lives. Her recollection of telling a woman, over the phone, about the sudden deaths of three friends, due to a plane crash, reveled how hard that can be. When asked if she would continue her current caree... more >

  • WJI 2015 Day One blog: grammar, obituaries and the interview

    May 18, 2015

    By Thomas Miller from the College of the Ozarks  Today marked the official beginning of the WJI course "Backpack Journalism in a Digital Age." Following a lecture on a Christian Worldview in Journalism, 14 prospective journalists began our day measuring both our abilities in grammar and recognizing quality sentences. Joel Belz, founder of WORLD magazine, next introduce... more >

  • WJI 2015 Begins!

    May 17, 2015

    Day 1 - WJI Blog By Bethany Forster from Gaston, Oregon  Some by plane, some by car, some by foot, we all made our way to WORLD’s stylish brick office. Special WORLD reporting notebooks, an assortment of pens, candy, schedules, and a whiteboard welcomed us to the room where we will bleed, cry, and sweat for the next two weeks.   Then the moment of all beginni... more >

  • WJI alum Allie Hulcher: Growing as writer and a Christian

    Jan 5, 2015

    Allie Hulcher graduated from the University of Alabama last May and headed straight to Asheville to begin her summer with the World Journalism Institute. Despite being a journalism major, Allie quickly discovered WJI could teach her more about the crafts of reporting and writing. “I feel like I got a semester worth of knowledge in two weeks,” she said.  “The st... more >

  • 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 24, 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 >