To apply for the mid-career program, email the following to marvin.olasky@gmail.com:

- A 500-word autobiographical sketch that describes in detail what God has done in your life and summarizes your worldview

- Two to three writing samples as attachments

Once we've received these materials, we may ask you to submit an additional writing exercise as well as a pastoral recommendation letter.


For the course primarily for Christian school journalism teachers meeting on July 23, 2020: Please apply between January 23 and April 23.


For the course primarily for missionaries meeting on January 7-13, 2021: Please apply between July 7 and October 7, 2020.


For the course primarily for professors starts meeting on July 22, 2021: Please apply between January 22 and April 22, 2021.


For more details on the dates and types of programs offered please see the mid-career section of this website.

Marvin Olasky

Marvin Olasky

  • Dean, World Journalism Institute

Marvin Olasky, WORLD’s editor in chief, is dean of the World Journalism Institute. He worked at The Boston Globe and for 25 years was a journalism professor at The University of Texas at Austin. A graduate of Yale and the University of Michigan, Dr. Olasky has written 26 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion, Fighting for Liberty and Virtue, and Reforming Journalism. Most of his journalistic writing has come out in WORLD, but he’s also written for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. A one-time member of the Communist Party USA, he became a Christian in 1976 and is an elder in the PCA (the theologically conservative Presbyterians).

Lee Pitts

Lee Pitts

  • Associate Dean, World Journalism Institute

Edward Lee Pitts is the Associate Dean for the World Journalism Institute.

As Washington Bureau Chief for WORLD magazine for more than five years, Lee's assignments sent him from Capitol Hill to the White House to the Supreme Court. But his reporting also has taken him beyond the Capital Beltway. Leading up to the 2010 elections, Lee embarked on a 10-day, 4,225 mile cross-country trip through competitive congressional districts in 16 states. In 2004-2005, as a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Lee embedded with a National Guard Regimental Combat unit in Iraq for nearly 7 months, going on humanitarian and combat missions. Before joining WORLD, Lee served as press secretary for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. Now in his thirteenth year in the media world, Lee earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.