Application deadline:Mar 29, 2018

College Course 20: Backpack journalism in a digital age

May 17, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018

Through our intensive, hands-on course at Dordt College in Iowa, World Journalism Institute teachers will strengthen your ability 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 journalists who have spent decades reporting from around the world. We give you opportunities to get your work published and to earn paid internships. And all of this is free: free tuition, free housing, and free meals (lunch and dinner). We believe so much in our mission of developing the next generation of journalists that we want to invest in you as you invest in your craft. Please click and scroll down to see much more information about this free program. And check us out on Facebook!

Application Requirements

Applicants must have at least one year of college and some writing experience, preferably with online, college, or professional publications. To apply, use our web site application by clicking "Apply now." In addition to the online form, you wil need to submit electronically your:

1. Resume
2. College transcript(s)
3. Links to 1 - 3 examples of your published work (articles, photos, and/or videos)
4. Recommendation letter (on letterhead) from your pastor or campus Christian group leader.
5. Brief autobiographical sketch and a personal testimony (300 words each).
6. 300-word obituary profiling a famous person from a list provided. See "Writing" tab for list.
7. (Optional) Letter on letterhead from your local newspaper editor attesting to a freelance agreement as described under "Course Information."

Materials should be scanned and emailed to