Press Release - Dr. J. Bottum of First Things Highlights WJI May Luncheon Series

Mar 17, 2009

New York, N.Y., March 17, 2009—Dr. Joseph Bottum, successor to Fr. Richard John Neuhaus as editor of First Things, will lead off the annual May luncheon series at the World Journalism Institute on Tuesday, May 12. The luncheon series is part of WJI’s annual multi-week journalism course for college Christian journalists held at The King’s College in Manhattan.

Following Dr. Bottum on May 14, the New York author and director of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will discuss his forthcoming book on Dietrich Bonheoffer. On Saturday, May 16, former Los Angeles radio talk show host John Ziegler will discuss his documentary Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted. On Monday, May 18, Warren Cole Smith, editor and publisher of the Evangelical Press News Service, will speak on his latest book, A Lover’s Quarrel with the Evangelical Church. Then Andrea Peyser, columnist for the New York Post will discuss her latest book, Celebutards, on Wednesday, May 20. On Friday, May 22, Kevin Williamson, deputy managing editor of National Review, will discuss the role and responsibility of publishing an opinion magazine.

Institute Director Robert Case said, "This luncheon series has evolved into a unique occasion for our journalism students to interact and interview some of the most engaging and provocative writers in today's culture. We are very thankful for the opportunity to bring these people to campus."

The series is open to the public, space permitting, and compliments of the institute. For reservations, contact Kim Collins, Deputy Director of the World Journalism Institute.

The institute is also accepting applications from college journalists to attend the course, which will focus on backpack journalism and instruction from top journalists.

The World Journalism Institute exists to recruit, equip, place and encourage Christians in the newsrooms of America. Over six hundred students have attended the WJI programs since it began in 1999. Such prominent writers and journalists as Gay Talese, Hendrik Hertzberg, Nicholas Kristof, Victor Navasky, James Fallows, Richard John Neuhaus, Rich Lowry, Juan Williams and Fred Barnes have all participated in the lecture series.


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