Press Release - Brave New Media World: WJI Grads Get Newsroom Internships
Feb 22, 2010
New York, February 22, 2010--The World Journalism Institute, countering trends in today’s media climate, is placing multiple interns in newsrooms around the country. The 2010 multi-week New York course in May – June will equip students with the tools needed for jobs in convergence journalism.
Recent WJI alums have been news-blogging for The New York Times, live-Tweeting for Public Radio International, video-reporting for the Bangor (ME) Daily News, and podcasting for World magazine. In the last year alone, WJI grads have interned at such news organizations as The Jerusalem Post, Essence, CBS-New York, and the Hartford (CT) Courant.
The focus of the 2010 WJI course continues to be training in convergence media using video, photos, podcasting, radio and print media. Internship stipends for the most promising students may be awarded.
This year, Manny Garcia, editor of El Nuevo Herald, will lead the team of WJI journalism instructors. A nationally known investigative reporter, Garcia is the WJI John McCandlish Phillips Journalist of the year. Other instructors include Russ Pulliam (Indianapolis Star), Tony Carnes (Christianity Today), Joe Battaglia (Renaissance Communications), Clayton Sizemore (CNN), Michael Smith (Campbell University), and Jason Method (Asbury Park Press). Dr. Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville will be the Francis Schaeffer Scholar of the year and will teach cultural apologetics. Additionally, the annual WJI Luncheon Speakers Forum will feature such luminaries as S.E. Cupp (author and FOX News commentator), Megan Alexander (CBS’s Inside Edition), Jonathan Tobin (Commentary), Retta Blaney (entertainment author and blogger), and Joseph Bottum (First Things).
The annual eight-week journalism course costs $500 and is held May 16-July 10, 2010. There is a three-week residency component on the campus of The King’s College in New York City and a five-week reporting component in the student’s hometown. To apply for the course, go to the institute website and complete the online application.
The mission of the World Journalism Institute is to recruit, equip, place and encourage Christians in the mainstream newsrooms of America first and then the world.
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