World Journalism Institute at The King’s College trains aspiring journalists, hosts noteworthy writers
New York, NY, June 4, 2009—With its myriad of television stations, newspapers and magazine headquarters, New York City is undoubtedly the media capital of the world. That’s why the World Journalism Institute, an independent school of journalism at The King’s College, trains aspiring Christian journalists pursuing careers in the mainstream media.
The World Journalism Institute, directed by Robert Case, aims to “recruit, equip, place and encourage journalists who are Christians in the mainstream newsrooms of America first and then the world.” He described the summer course as a trade school with a goal of teaching “accurate, verifiable reporting,” while emphasizing a biblical worldview.
Each summer, WJI invites respected professionals to teach the eight-week course. This summer’s teachers included Manny Garcia of el Nuevo Herald, Kenneth Irby of Poynter Institute, Clayton Sizemore of CNN, Russell Pulliam of the Indianapolis Star and Mira Lowe of Jet magazine.
Students also heard from industry professionals during daily lunch seminars. Notable speakers during the course included Joseph Bottum, editor of First Things; Kevin Williamson, deputy managing editor of National Review; and Jonathan Tobin, executive editor of Commentary magazine.
This year’s course was attended by 17 college students from around the country., They learned the growing need for journalists to be proficient not only in traditional print media, but also to feel comfortable with new media. To help learn this “backpack journalism,” students learned elements of internet reporting, blogs, photojournalism and video reporting, in addition to enhancing their writing skills.
The World Journalism Institute’s offices are located at The King’s College. For more information about the courses and conferences of the World Journalism Institute, www.worldji.com.
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