Press Release - WJI Begins Its 10th Annual Manhattan Journalism Course

May 11, 2010

New York, May 11, 2010--The World Journalism Institute, countering trends in today’s media climate, is training young journalists and placing them as paid interns in newsrooms around the country.

The focus of the May/June 2010 course continues to be training in convergence media using video, photos, podcasting, radio and print media. Internship stipends for the most promising students may be awarded.

After a rigorous application process, sixteen students have been selected to attend this year’s course. Students from Covenant, Grove City, University of North Carolina, Redeemer University, Mississippi State, Wheaton, King’s, Bryan, Mt. Vernon Nazarene, Azusa Pacific, Campbell, Cedarville, Bethel, University of Southern Mississippi, and Houghton have been chosen to attend.

This year, Manny Garcia, editor of El Nuevo Herald and the institute’s John McCandlish Phillips Scholar, will lead the team of WJI journalism instructors. Other instructors include Russ Pulliam (Indianapolis Star), Tony Carnes (Christianity Today), Joe Battaglia (Renaissance Communications), Clayton Sizemore (CNN), Michael Smith (Campbell University), and Jason Method (Asbury Park Press). Dr. Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville will be the Francis Schaeffer Scholar of the year.

The annual eight-week journalism course is held May 16-July 10, 2010.

Recent alumni of the institute have been blogging for The New York Times, Tweeting for Public Radio International, video-reporting for the Bangor (ME) Daily News, podcasting for World magazine, and interning at The Jerusalem Post, Essence, CBS-New York, and the Hartford (CT) Courant. WJI recently awarded seven more paid internships to begin this summer.

The mission of the World Journalism Institute is to recruit, equip, place and encourage Christians in the mainstream newsrooms of America first and then the world.

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