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  • WJI 2018 Blog Day 4, AM: Telling Each Other's Stories

    May 22, 2018

    Aspen Daniels   There are 26 of us from Nigeria, Canada, all over the US—and we each have a story. Yesterday, after telling us what makes a good story, Mr. Pulliam gave us our assignment to write one. As soon as we got out of lunch, we rushed back to the student center to interview each other. Some set up on the big stairs or in our classroom. Emma Stoltzfus an... more >

  • WJI Blog Day 4, AM: Canadians and Snack Skills

    May 21, 2018

    Anna Bailey   Dordt college is empty and peaceful for the summer, but in one classroom, our work is just beginning. This morning, we discussed the basics of newspaper writing with Russ Pulliam. We practiced editing and writing short news articles. We were a little worried that Professor Pitts might provide strictly healthy brain food, but it turns out that he has great snack... more >

  • WJI Blog Day 3, PM: The Wooden Clogs of the Dutch

    May 19, 2018

    Esther Eaton This Saturday we spent the day reporting at Orange City’s Tulip Festival. As a Virginian, I was excited to experience the Dutch culture on display. At one point I paused to interview a member of the Dutch Dozen, a group of high school dancers. While he answered my questions, a whole flock of the dancers gathered. Despite being repainted every year, their clogs have... more >

  • WJI Blog Day 3, AM: The Tulip Festival

    May 19, 2018

    Isaiah Johnson   I was not excited for today. At all. I was assigned the political story, and I can’t stand politics. I had no idea how to pull it off and I was already feeling nervous about talking to all of these Iowans in an environment I was not familiar with. But the show must go on, as they say, and I came here to learn and get experience. When we got to the festival... more >

  • WJI Blog Day 2 PM - Print vs. Sound Reporting

    May 18, 2018

    Maddi Miller, WJI Day 2 PM   Okay, Nick Eicher, I get it, you think radio is cooler than print. And, in some ways, this print writer enthusiast agrees. Radio follows a different format than print. While print is meant to be experienced non-sequentially—meaning that the story can be understood through skimming—and has distinct word counts, pages and inches, radio ... more >

  • WJI Blog Day 2 AM: How Journalism Happens

    May 18, 2018

    Emma Dill University of Minnesota   On the warm and mostly-sunny first morning of the World Journalism Institute (WJI), we transitioned from examining what journalism is to how journalism happens. In a session lead by Professor Lee Pitts, we talked journalism basics - how to find a story, the attributes of a newsworthy topic and how to quickly identify sources and expert... more >

  • WJI Blog Day 1: The Frenzied Beginning

    May 17, 2018

    Caroline Wolfe Samford University When I arrived at WJI today, I was exhausted, running on adrenaline, 4 hours of sleep and a single cup of coffee that a kind stewardess had offered me. And I wasn't alone. Some of my fellow classmates have been awake since 2 or 3 am this morning. Someone else hadn't slept for nearly two days straight. And all because we want to write we... more >

  • Thank you Applicants

    Mar 30, 2018

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  • Alumni Article: J.C. Derrick

    Mar 22, 2018

    The following article was written by WJI alum J.C. Derrick, now the managing editor of WORLD Radio.  Seeking common ground in higher education Big issues confront Christian colleges and universities as leaders converge this week in Dallas Last July, Brigham Young University convened its Annual Religious Freedom Review featuring attorneys, advocates, and marquee... more >

  • Alumni Testimony: Evie Fordham

    Mar 21, 2018

      "If you dream of being a journalist, DO THIS. I learned so much about being a better writer, improved my video and audio reporting skills, and got to interact with total experts like the Olaskys, the Eichers, and Russ Pulliam. Hearing their stories about being Christians striving to share God's truth through journalism was inspiring. And last but not least, I met amazing ... more >