WJI Newsroom

  • Article by Northwest Iowa Review

    Mar 18, 2017

    Below is an article written about WJI in the Northwest Iowa Review. SIOUX CENTER—College-age students will gather in Sioux Center in May to learn about the world of journalism. Dordt College is partnering with the World News Group to host the World Journalism Institute May 14-27. Students selected will explore the life of a journalist by expanding reporting and writing skills.&nb... more >

  • WJI Alumni Profile: Tessa Schweiget

    Mar 16, 2017

    Tessa Schweigert, Northwest College WJI Class of 2005   Profile by: Sarah Wedel   Tessa Schweigert Baker spent most of her growing up years in Powell, Wyoming a small town a couple of hours east of the famous Yellowstone National Park. Tessa’s small town childhood provided her with a strong sense of community. After graduating from high school, she earned ... more >

  • WJI Alumni Profile: Heather Bridges

    Mar 13, 2017

    Heather Bridges WJI Class of 2015   Profile by: Sarah Wedel   Heather Bridges was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Growing up, telling stories was a way of life in her home. Heather’s father worked as a journalist for the International Mission Board frequently travelling internationally. He wrote stories about the lives and work of missionaries aroun... more >

  • WJI Alumni- Nathan Spangler

    Mar 7, 2017

    Nathan Spangler WJI Class of 2014   Profile by: Sarah Wedel   Nathan Spangler grew up in Westminster, Maryland. As a young boy, Nathan loved to read. He’d tear through series like the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia. These stories that shaped Nathan’s ideas of the world and made Nathan want to tell his own stories someday.   ... more >

  • WJI alumni profile: Tim Meinch

    Feb 27, 2017

    Timothy Meinch Reporter for Des Moines Register WJI Class of 2010   Profile by: Ciera Horton   Timothy Meinch likes to travel. He enjoys learning about new cultures, seeing new places, meeting new people—and that’s why he became a “backpack journalist.”   Raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Meinch attended ... more >

  • WJI Alumni- Jessica Franks

    Feb 23, 2017

    Jessica Franks WJI Class of 2003   Profile By: Sarah Wedel   Jessica Missions Franks grew up in Connecticut. Growing up, she was obsessed with magazines. She loved how the writing was combined with artistic designs. As Jessica prepared to enter college she wanted to study art but didn’t think she would be able to make a living with an art degree, so she ma... more >

  • Alumni Profile: Tim Devaney

    Feb 19, 2017

    Tim Devaney Political Reporter at The Hill WJI Class of 2009   Tim Devaney attended Cornerstone University, a non-denominational Christian school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended WJI during the summer of 2009 before graduating in 2010: “The best part about WJI was being in New York City,” says Devaney, “and being able to put my journalism skills t... more >

  • WJI comes to the Midwest for 2017

    Jan 8, 2017

    NEWS RELEASE: Immediate Release CONTACTS: Sarah Vander Plaats (712) 722-6053   Dordt College hosts World Journalism Institute SIOUX CENTER—Students selected to explore the life of a journalist through the World Journalism Institute (WJI) will get to expand their reporting and writing skills in Northwest Iowa this May. Dordt College is partnering w... more >

  • Check out the WJI 2016 Blog!

    Jul 19, 2016

    Check out the WJI 2016 blog that Wheaton College student Ciera Horton made for her class. You can find pictures in the gallery, daily blog posts and student testimonies from WJI. WJI Class of 2016 Third row: Molly Hulsey, Madison Frambes, Madeline Fry, Hosanna Gonzales, Becca Robb, Caleb Harshberger / Second row: Julia Camara, Susan Olasky, Savannah Petree, Ciera... more >

  • WJI 2016 Blog - Day Thirteen - That's A Wrap!

    May 28, 2016

    Madeline Fry Hillsdale College I would try to sum up the first 12 days at WJI, but they’ve taught me that you can never tell the story, you can only tell a story. We journalists report cold, hard facts. So here they are: On Saturday morning, we took our seats in the AC-heavy, green-carpeted 18’x20’ conference room. After gorging... more >