Susan Olasky

World magazine

Biography

Susan Olasky is a senior writer for WORLD, with particular responsibility for book reviews and lifestyle features. A graduate of the University of Michigan with a master's degree in public policy, she founded the Austin Crisis Pregnancy Center in 1984 and has co-authored articles opposing abortion along with a book, More Than Kindness: A Compassionate Approach to Crisis Childbearing. She was a columnist for the West Austin News during the 1990s. The Olaskys have four sons and one daughter-in-law.

Susan Olasky is also the author of eight historical novels for children and is an assistant professor at Patrick Henry College, where she and Marvin Olasky supervise WORLD interns and interview newsmakers in front of students.On September 22, 2006, an $800 Jeopardy clue – “Susan Olasky has written a kids’ series about the adventures of Annie, daughter of this fiery Virginia orator” – was a triple stumper.

Courses

Maximizing your Journalistic Opportunities: Backpack Journalism In a Digital Age

May 19th, 2013

This course has four weeks of pre-course writing, two weeks of intensive classroom training in Asheville, N.C., and five weeks of post-course writing.

WJI Mid-Career Course 2012

October 22nd, 2012

This second annual mid-career course held in Asheville, North Carolina features instruction by Marvin and Susan Olasky.

Maximizing your Journalistic Opportunities: Backpack Journalism In a Digital Age

May 18th, 2014

This course has four weeks of pre-course writing, two weeks of intensive classroom training in Asheville, NC and five weeks of post-course writing.
This course is now full. Please apply next year and stay connected on Facebook and Pinterest.

Maximizing your Journalistic Opportunities: Backpack Journalism In a Digital Age **COPY**

May 18th, 2014

This course has four weeks of pre-course writing, two weeks of intensive classroom training in Asheville, N.C., and five weeks of post-course writing.

Backpack Journalism in a Digital Age

May 17th, 2015

Through our intensive course in the scenic mountains of North Carolina, WJI wants to help strengthen your abilities to communicate and report. We focus on the best storytelling techniques for newspaper, magazine, radio and video. We keep the class size small so everyone can get individual attention and learn from a team of journalists who have spent decades reporting from around the world. We give you opportunities to get your work published and to earn paid internships.

Backpack Journalism in a Digital Age 2016

May 15th, 2016

Through our intensive course in Asheville, surrounded by the scenic mountains of North Carolina, WJI wants to help strengthen your abilities to communicate and report. We focus on the best storytelling techniques for newspaper, magazine, radio and video. We keep the class size small so everyone can get individual attention and learn from a team of journalists who have spent decades reporting from around the world. We give you opportunities to get your work published and to earn paid internships.

Backpack Journalism in a Digital Age 2017

May 14th, 2017

Through our intensive, hands-on course at Dordt College in Iowa the team at the World Journalism Institute wants to help strengthen your abilities to communicate and report. We focus on the best storytelling techniques for newspaper, magazine, radio and video. We keep the class size small so everyone can get individual attention and mentoring from a a group of journalists who have spent decades reporting from around the world. We give you opportunities to get your work published and to earn paid internships.

College Course 20: Backpack journalism in a digital age

May 17th, 2018

This May we have 28 students from 18 states and three countries attending our hands-on course at Dordt College, WJI teachers will strengthen their ability to communicate and report. We will focus on the best storytelling techniques for newspaper, magazine, radio, and video. We kept the class size small so everyone can get individual attention and mentoring from journalists with decades of reporting experience from around the world. We will give them opportunities to get their work published. And all of this is free: free tuition, free housing, and free meals. We believe so much in our mission of developing the next generation of journalists that we want to invest in them as they invest in their craft. Please explore this site for more information and come back next fall for a chance to apply to WJI 2019. And check us out on Facebook!

College Course 21: Backpack journalism in a digital age

May 16th, 2019

Last May we had 26 students from 18 states and three countries attend our hands-on course at Dordt College. WJI strengthened their ability to communicate and report. We focused on the best storytelling techniques for newspaper, magazine, radio, and video. We kept the class size small so everyone can got individual attention and mentoring from journalists with decades of reporting experiences from around the world. We gave students opportunities to get their work published. And all of this was free: free tuition, free housing, and free meals. We believe so much in our mission of developing the next generation of journalists that we invest in them as they invest in their craft. Please explore this site for more information on how you can join WJI 2019. And check us out on Facebook for pictures and videos of WJI 2018!