Isaiah Johnson, a junior at Nyack College majoring in English, has been accepted to attend the World Journalism Institute (WJI) at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA. Twenty-eight students from 18 states and three countries will be a part of the summer 2018 cohort. The free two-week course is sponsored by WORLD magazine whose mission is “to recruit, equip, and encourage the next generation of Christian journalists.” Participants in the program are equipped to develop storytelling and technical skills needed to pursue job opportunities in print, photography, video and sound.
Isaiah who hails from Paterson, NJ says, “Being able to get in to this program has been an answer to prayer. I hope to get the type of experience that will improve my writing in the field of journalism specifically and become more adept with my camera.”
“At WJI we teach you how to tell stories,” said Lee Pitts, associate dean of WJI. “Journalism is one of those skills best learned by doing, and WJI is a place you can practice while getting feedback from experienced journalists who have been telling good stories from all over the world. And you get this mentoring while befriending peers from around the nation who share your passions and skills.”
Through the generous support of donors, WJI is able to offer this course free to accepted students each year—including not only tuition, but also housing, meals, and transportation to and from the Sioux City and Sioux Falls airports.