Marvin Olasky

Dean, World Journalism Institute

Marvin Olasky is editor in chief of WORLD magazine and the dean of the World Journalism Institute.

Biography

Marvin Olasky is editor in chief of the World News Group, dean of the World Journalism Institute, and holder of the Distinguished Chair in Journalism and Public Policy at Patrick Henry College. He worked at The Boston Globe, taught at the University of Texas at Austin from 1983 through 2007, and was provost of The King's College in New York City from 2007 to 2011. He joined WORLD in 1990.

Dr. Olasky has written 20 books, including The Religions Next Door, Standing for Christ in a Modern Babylon, Scimitar's Edge, Renewing American Compassion, Telling the Truth, Central Ideas in the Development of American Journalism, The Press and Abortion, Prodigal Press, and The Tragedy of American Compassion, which Philanthropy magazine deemed one of “eight books that changed America.”

He has written more than 2,000 articles in publications including WORLD, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and is often referred to as the intellectual father of compassionate conservatism.

Dr. Olasky has degrees from of the University of Michigan and Yale University.

Courses

Maximizing your Journalistic Opportunities: Backpack Journalism In a Digital Age

May 19th, 2013

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.

CPAC Seminars

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.

WJI Mid-Career Course 2012

October 22nd, 2012

This second annual mid-career course held in Asheville, North Carolina features instruction by Marvin and Susan Olasky.

Maximizing your Journalistic Opportunities: Backpack Journalism In a Digital Age

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.

Maximizing your Journalistic Opportunities: Backpack Journalism In a Digital Age **COPY**

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.

Backpack Journalism In a Digital Age

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. We give you opportunities to get your work published and to earn paid internships. Apply now to learn from journalists who have spent decades reporting around the world!