Drew Belz grew up in the purple mountains of Asheville, N.C., and is son to Nat and Mindy Belz. He devoted time in high school and college to travel, exploring as much ground as possible and learning from a large swathe of cultures. After graduating from Covenant College with degrees in philosophy and English, he dedicated himself to the local film world of Chattanooga, Tenn., honing his film sensibility by melding local concern with cinematic presentation. In 2010, he started his own production studio, Fancy Rhino, a video production and strategy company that focuses on advertisement and documentary work. He is currently enveloped in producing a feature-length documentary on a failing inner-city school in Chattanooga - covering signs of life in a dying school.
January 15th, 2012
Latest: The institute has extended invitations to eighteen journalists from several African countries.
The international workshop program will be held in Africa Sunday, January 15, through Friday, January 27, 2012, at the African Bible University campus outside of Kampala, Uganda.
The teaching will be led by Mindy Belz of WORLD magazine.
WJI will choose 15 applicants and pay for their expenses to and from the workshop under the Joel Belz International Media Fellowship Program.
The African workshop is the second phase of the WJI Belz International Fellows Program which was begun to equip, place and encourage Christians in the newsrooms of the world.
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 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 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.***