Associate Dean, World Journalism Institute
Edward Lee Pitts is the Associae Dean for the World Journalism Institute.
As Washington Bureau Chief for WORLD magazine for more than five years, Lee's assignments sent him from Capitol Hill to the White House to the Supreme Court. But his reporting also has taken him beyond the Capital Beltway. Leading up to the 2010 elections, Lee embarked on a 10-day, 4,225 mile cross-country trip through competitive congressional districts in 16 states. In 2004-2005, as a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Lee embedded with a National Guard Regimental Combat unit in Iraq for nearly 7 months, going on humanitarian and combat missions. Before joining WORLD, Lee served as press secretary for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. Now in his thirteenth year in the media world, Lee earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Read Mr. Pitts’ articles for WORLD here.
February 10th, 2011
WJI will offer editorial critiques, panel discussions and seminars for young journalists attending CPAC '11 in Washington, D.C., February 10-12, 2011.
April 17th, 2012
World Journalism Institute and WORLD on Campus college journalism mini-conference at Geneva College on April 17.
October 4th, 2012
This highly selective conference is for 15 WJI alumni graduates only. The conference is an all-expense paid weekend in October in Washington, DC at the Dupont Hotel. A series of seminars and meals is held in conjunction with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington with EPPC Vice President Michael Cromartie acting as conference moderator.
May 18th, 2014
This course has four weeks of pre-course writing, two weeks of intensive classroom training in Asheville, NC and five weeks of post-course writing.
This course is now full. Please apply next year and stay connected on Facebook and Pinterest.
May 18th, 2014
This course has four weeks of pre-course writing, two weeks of intensive classroom training in Asheville, N.C., and five weeks of post-course writing.
May 17th, 2015
Through our intensive course in the scenic mountains of North Carolina, WJI wants to help strengthen your abilities to communicate and report. We focus on the best storytelling techniques for newspaper, magazine, radio and video. We keep the class size small so everyone can get individual attention and learn from a team of journalists who have spent decades reporting from around the world. We give you opportunities to get your work published and to earn paid internships. ***The application deadline for 2015 has passed. Thank you for your interest. Please apply next year and stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter.***