WJI Press Release

Feb 23, 2018

The following is a press release written by WJI's host school about the camp coming back. 

WORLD JOURNALISM INSTITUTE: BACK AT DORDT

DORDT COLLEGE TO HOST WORLD JOURNALISM INSTITUTE SUMMER COURSE

"[At WJI] we teach you how to tell stories. Journalism is one of those skills best learned by doing, and WJI is a place you can practice while getting feedback from experienced pros who know how to tell a good story," says Professor Lee Pitts, Instructor of Journalism/Communication. 

Pitts encourages students considering the program to try it. "It’s free, it’s just two weeks, and you will grow as writer … having fun and making new friends while doing it. Journalism is fun. You get to have a front row seat to the circus of life. But it is also important. A high calling. You are tasked with the responsibility of keeping the powerful accountable and providing a voice to the voiceless. We need more gutsy Christians in journalism."

In 2017, 26 students from 17 states attended the course. The students were immersed in the local community of Sioux Center and experienced Dordt's hospitality. Stories written by the students were published in local newspapers, a national magazine, and a radio program. As well as being involved in journalism, the students were treated to nearby Orange City's Tulip Festival, the famous Blue Bunny store in Le Mars, and a bonfire night on Dordt's campus.

WJI includes free tuition, housing, lunches, and dinners. It also includes free transportation to and from the Sioux City and Sioux Falls airports. Enrollment is limited to 25 students, and interested students should apply by March 22 at www.worldji.com.

To learn more about how to join the WJI family this summer, please visit the World Journalism Institute on Facebook and Twitter.  Email questions to office@worldji.com

https://www.dordt.edu/news/40261

For more information:

World Journalism Institute
800-769-7870
office@worldji.com
www.worldji.com