Olasky to Head Teaching Staff for New York Journalism Boot Camp

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Marvin Olasky, journalist, author and educator will lead the World Journalism Institute’s team of instructors for its 2012 New York City journalism course.

Marvin Olasky

Marvin Olasky, journalist, author and educator will lead the World Journalism Institute’s team of instructors for its 2012 New York City journalism course.

Dr. Olasky has degrees from Yale University and University of Michigan. He is the editor-in-chief of WORLD magazine. In 1992 he wrote The Tragedy of American Compassion which Speaker Newt Gingrich famously gave to every Republican in the House of Representatives. President George W. Bush called Olasky “compassionate conservatism's leading thinker” as a result of The Tragedy.

The eight-week New York course in May and June of 2012, is comprised of a three-week residency in New York City followed by a summer reporting component in students’ hometowns. The course will help students gain or hone the skills needed to be reporters with newspapers, websites, radio, or the World News Group. The course will have a strong emphasis on reporting and writing, along with training in radio, photography, and video. The most promising students will receive an internship stipend for use in the World News Group or with other media organizations.

The instructors for 2012 will include Russell Pulliam (Indianapolis Star), Clayton Sizemore (CNN), Les Sillars (Patrick Henry College), Alicia Hansen (NYC Salt), and Mindy Belz and Lee Pitts from WORLD. The course costs $500. The residency component will be on the campus of The King’s College, located in the Empire State Building.

The World Journalism Institute is a division of the World New Group with the mission to recruit, equip, place and encourage Christian journalists in the newsrooms of America and the world.
The World News Group also includes WORLD magazine, World Radio, five news websites, and six news magazines for children from pre-K to high school.

To apply for the course, go to http://www.worldji.com, and complete the online application.

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