Recent WJI grad now covering Washington

Jan 25, 2016

Congratulations to Evan Wilt, a 2015 WJI graduate, for his current reporter's posting in the nation's capital. Less than a year after completing the World Journalism Institute's summer course in Asheville, Evan now founds himself covering events like President Obama's State of the Union address, the annual March for Life rally, and a campaign speech by presidential candidate Donald Trump. It's been a busy January of reporting for Evan. He called his time at WJI last May a wakeup call:

"I went into the program thinking I was a decent writer, but after one hour I knew I had a lot to learn. And the best part was, when it was all said and done, I gained knowledge I can take with me for the rest of my life.
WJI is not a traditional classroom experience. You don't sit there and get lectured at or discuss what you read in a textbook. What you get, is an opportunity to write and to fail. Each day you have a professional journalist edit your stories line-by-line and talk with you through every detail. You learn by doing. And you learn by correcting your mistakes and breaking bad habits. At the end of the program you leave more refined in your craft and a renewed sense of what it means to be an effective journalist.
The best part about WJI is the wealth of people that contribute to teaching the program. WORLD staff members and other professionals working in journalistic fields frequently come and share their advice and experiences. I loved having the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from someone who can give me a practical answer based on their experiences."

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