WJI Buzz - Conn, Garcia, Tatum, Course

Feb 2, 2010

Jordan Conn is a graduate of the 2006 WJI New York course. Jordan is pursuing a graduate degree in journalism at the University of California (Berkeley), while freelancing at Self magazine. He has also interned for Sports Illustrated and written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Chattanooga Times Free Press, and MissionLocal.org.

Manny Garcia addressed young journalists on "Christians Called to Journalism" at a WJI-sponsored seminar at the Urbana 09 conference in St. Louis in December. Garcia is executive editor of El Nuevo Herald in Miami, and has taught WJI students since 2005. This year, Manny has been appointed to the 2010 John McCandlish Phillips Chair at WJI and will teach during the New York course.

Christine Tatum recently founded a new rapid-response research and reporting service called Media Salad, Inc. Formerly, Christine was president of the Society of Professional Journalists and was an editor for the Denver Post. Tatum was a guest teacher at WJI in 2007 and 2008.

WJI is looking for the next generation of young journalists for the 2010 Convergence Journalism Course, held May 16-June 4, in New York City, at The King's College in the Empire State Building. Students will serve as New York correspondents, covering news and events for hometown newspapers, blogs and WJI's online newspaper. College students and recent grads are encouraged to apply online, and the best students are admitted on a rolling basis.

For more information:

World Journalism Institute