Press Release - WJI Names 2010 Belz International Media Fellows

Jun 1, 2010

New York, N.Y., June 1, 2010--The World Journalism Institute has announced the recipients of the Joel Belz International Media Fellowships for 2010.

The 2010 fellowships, named after the distinguished journalist and publisher Joel Belz, have been awarded to nine African Christian journalists to enable them to attend the 2010 convention of the National Association of Black Journalists in San Diego in August and the 2010 convention of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Denver in June.

The fellowship award of $2,500 is used to cover conference/convention expenses.

The 2010 Belz Fellows are Thomas Abiodun Davids (Nigeria), Folashade Adebayo (Nigeria), Lynne Odelly Casteñada Flores (Peru), Momodou Kanteh (Gambia), Martin Luther Oketch (Uganda), Martins Oloja (Nigeria), Nkechi Onyedika (Nigeria), Olayinka Oyebode (Nigeria), Marion Ndeta Wasia (Kenya), Collen Makumbirofa (South Africa), William Sano (Rwanda), and Linda Nengi Finecountry (Nigeria).

“We had enormous interest from African journalists for our fellowships so those chosen are outstanding writers. We are also pleased to have a South American journalist chosen for this year’s fellowship,” WJI Director Robert Case said.

The World Journalism Institute exists to recruit, equip, place and encourage Christians in the mainstream newsrooms of America first and then the world. The institute sponsors weekend conferences around the country and a multi-week journalism course in New York City. It also prints a series of monographs dealing with the intersection of Christianity and journalism.

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