WJI Buzz - Amy Awards, Hampton, Wardlaw, Cunningham, Pipkin, Evans, Dickerson

Feb 19, 2013

WORLD magazine has begun administering a program that will allow young journalists to glorify God and also win chunks of $34,000. The Amy Foundation Writing Awards are designed to recognize creative, skillful journalism that applies biblical principles to stories about issues and lives. Journalists can submit articles published in any secular journalistic outlet, including college newspapers. If you are interested, go to www.worldji.com.

Bryanna Hampton (2011) has been with St. Louis Patch as a local editor since the end of July. She graduated from Missouri Baptist University in May with a degree in public relations and another in communication studies. Her portfolio can be found at bryannahampton.me.

Maryanne Wardlaw (2000) is the communications manager for Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship in New Zealand. It's a network of evangelical campus groups, related to the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. She has also started the Master of Public Policy program at Auckland University.

Paige Winfield Cunningham (2006) joined Politico's health care team in November after leaving The Washington Times. Paige is a graduate of Wheaton College.

Whitney Pipkin (2008) is covering food, agriculture and the environment as a freelance journalist in Alexandria, Va. She wrote a story for The Washington Post in November about a squirrel-eating festival among farmers in West Virginia. Her work also has appeared in Foodshed Magazine, the Chesapeake Bay Journal, Grist.org and The Delmarva Farmer. You can catch her food blog at thinkabouteat.com. Pipkin is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

Lyndsey Evans (2011) is the current editor of  the109 - a local Fort Worth, Texas news site. Lyndsey is a senior at the Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University.

John S. Dickerson (2007) is author of the new book The Great Evangelical Recession (Baker Publishing Group). Ken Auletta, media critic for The New Yorker, has called it "an illustrious book." The book documents the decline of Christianity in the U.S. and casts vision for a better way forward. The New York Times published on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, an essay by John in its Sunday Review. Dickerson is a graduate of Bob Jones University and a recipient of the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.


For more information:

World Journalism Institute