Press Release - Scholarships Offered to African Journalists by World Journalism Institute

Jan 22, 2009

New York, N.Y., January 22, 2009--The World Journalism Institute has announced that it is offering ten scholarships to African Christian journalists who are employed in African newsrooms to attend the annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists in Tampa, Fla., this August. The stipend covers travel, housing and convention registration and will be awarded on a competitive basis.

The World Journalism Institute is partnering this year with the National Association of Black Journalists for the annual NABJ convention and will be holding its annual Conference for Minority Christian Journalists in conjunction with the NABJ event.

The NABJ convention will be held Wednesday, August 5 through Sunday, August 9. The WJI conference is Thursday, August 9, with a reception on Friday, August 10.

African journalists wishing to apply must go the WJI web site and make application on the conference page.

The World Journalism Institute exists to recruit, equip, place and encourage Christians in the mainstream newsrooms of America first and then the world. WJI has held a series of minority conferences for several years in major cities in America. Such nationally known journalists as Manny Garcia, John Fountain, Dion Haynes, Herbert and Mira Lowe, Michael Luo, Rafael Olmeda, and Adrienne Gaines have taught or spoken at WJI events.

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World Journalism Institute