Wednesday, March 25, 2009


The World Journalism Institute has announced that it has received funding for journalism internships in mainstream newsrooms. Internship stipends will be awarded to select alums of the World Journalism Institute's Backpack Journalism Course, to be held May 10-29,2009.

The amount of the stipend can be as much as $2,000/month for up to three
months. Internships can be for newspapers, magazines, radio and television
stations for qualified reporters, editors and designers. The institute has
awarded close to $500,000 in internship stipends since 1999.

WJI alums have interned or worked for media such as the Tacoma News Tribune,
Los Angeles Times, Indianapolis Star, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, New York
Daily News, NBC Nightly News, Newsday, Washington Times, Wall Street
Journal, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

To qualify for the stipend, one must be a graduate of the WJI New York
Journalism Course held at The King's College in Manhattan, May 10-29, 2009.
The institute is accepting applications from college journalists to attend
the course, which will focus on backpack journalism and features instructors
such as Dr. Anthony Bradley (Covenant Theological Seminary), Robert Case
(WJI), Dr. Michael Longinow (Biola University), Russ Pulliam (Indianapolis
Star), Manny Garcia (Miami Herald), Clayton Sizemore (CNN), Kenny Irby
(Poynter Institute), and Mira Lowe (Ebony/Jet).

In addition to the course instruction, the annual WJI luncheon series of
prominent speakers will feature Dr. Joseph Bottum, editor of First Things;
the New York author and director of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas;
Warren Cole Smith, Evangelical Press News Service editor; John Ziegler,
broadcaster; Andrea Peyser, author of Celebutards; and Kevin Williamson,
deputy managing editor of National Review.

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.

For more information:
Kim Collins
Deputy Director
World Journalism Institute

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