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WJI Buzz - WJI Graduates 100% for First Time

Jul 13, 2011

The 2011 New York course has just ended and a milestone was reached: For the first time, all the young journalists who began the course in May graduated in July!

Over the last 12 years we have conducted approximately 30 multi-week courses in Asheville, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York City. The courses have been intense, and expectations have been very high. This year the standards were even higher and expectations even greater. Indeed, we have several applicants quit before they completed the application and several quit before the course began due to pre-class assignments.

The point is that the 15 young journalists who came to New York in May were tough and dedicated. During the course, the class published 135 articles (online or in print). I give enormous credit to Kim Collins, dean of instruction for this year's course for shepherding, without coddling, these young journalists through the months long process. I am proud to be associated with them.

Above is the class photo:

Back row, left to right:
Tiffany Owens, The King's College
Rosella Age, Campbell University
Hannah Vanbiber, Covenant College
Meagan Clark, The King's College
Lindsay Burkholder, Covenant College
Garrett Kling, Trinity International University
Evelyn Cheng, New York University
Lyndsey Evans, Texas Christian University
Rebecca Dell, George Mason University
Lauren Henry, Carson-Newman College
Bryanna Hampton, Missouri Baptist University
Katlyn Moncada, Union University
Kim Collins, World Journalism Institute

Front row, left to right:
Laura Childers, Covenant College
Cameron Sizemore, Course Webmaster
Robert Case, World Journalism Institute
Bethany Kemming, Trinity International University

Not pictured:
Stephan Burklin, Wheaton College

For more information:

World Journalism Institute