Here are comments from recent WJI students/interns about what they learned:

"WJI became the keystone of my journalistic education and helped me "learn the ropes" probably more than an enclosed semester-long course could. This is probably due to the fact that while students do spend time in the classroom taking notes, a good bit of the program involves on-the-street reporting and discussion with working reporters (both from World and secular news networks) as they share their stories and advice. WJI flawlessly melds both the "doctrinal" backbone of journalism and practical experience in a way that gives a fledgling journalist--whether they are studying journalism in school or not--a head start on learning what its actually like to work in the field. WJI serves as a crucial launching pad for a multi-media career in this increasingly competitive field and, perhaps even more importantly, provides a framework for living out one's Christian worldview at a time when being a believing journalist has become even more difficult." - Molly Hulsey, Covenant College.

"WJI is a wake-up call. I went into the program thinking I was a decent writer, but after one hour I knew I had a lot to learn. And the best part was, when it was all said and done, I gained knowledge I can take with me for the rest of my life. WJI is not a traditional classroom experience. You don't sit there and get lectured at or discuss what you read in a textbook. What you get, is an opportunity to write and to fail. Each day you have a professional journalist edit your stories line-by-line and talk with you through every detail. You learn by doing. And you learn by correcting your mistakes and breaking bad habits. At the end of the program you leave more refined in your craft and a renewed sense of what it means to be an effective journalist. The best part about WJI is the wealth of people that contribute to teaching the program. WORLD staff members and other professionals working in journalistic fields frequently come and share their advice and experiences. I loved having the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from someone who can give me a practical answer based on their experiences."- Evan Wilt from Geneva College.

"My time at WJI showed me there shouldn’t be a distinction between my faith and my job. With each task we worked on under the real-life pressure of time constraints, I learned to apply “biblical objectivity” to every story. From mock press conferences on controversial issues to searching out the Christian values in a story, the program facilitators taught us to stand by God’s word in our writing while remaining unbiased. The program helped me become a better multimedia journalist who writes with my Christian faith as a guidebook as we worked with photography, video, and print journalism."- Onize Ohikere from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

We move students from the classroom to the newsroom.

The following is a partial list where WJI grads have freelanced, interned or worked:

Southern Living magazine
Spanish Fort Sun
Huntsville Times

Anchorage Daily News

North Scottsdale Times

Antelope Valley Press (Palmdale)
KABC-TV, Channel 7 (Los Angeles)
MountainViews (Sierra Madre)
North County Times (San Diego)
Tri-City Voice (Fremont)
Union Democrat (Union)
Ventura County Star (Ventura)
Salem Broadcasting (Camarillo)
Los Angeles Times
Relax: Home & Lifestyles magazine (San Jose)
The (San Francisco)
KOGO-TV (San Diego)
Dog World (Irvine)
Pleasanton Weekly (Palo Alto)
Siskiyou Daily News (Yreka)
San Francisco Chronicle

KJCT-TV, Channel 8 (Grand Junction)
KKTV, Channel 11 (Colorado Springs)
KOAA-TV, Channel 5/30 (Colorado Springs)
KRDO, Channel 13 (Colorado Springs)
Brio (Colorado Springs)
Citizen magazine (Colorado Springs)
Old Berthoud Recorder (Berthoud)
Colorado Springs Gazette
Daily Times-Call (Longmont)

The Hour (Norwalk)


District of Columbia
USA Today
Washington Times
Science magazine
Congress Daily
American Spectator
Washington Examiner
AARP Publications Online
The Hill
The Federalist
Federal Times
The Washington Post

Daytona Beach News-Journal
St. Petersburg Times
Northwest Neighborhood News (St. Petersburg)
Ocala Star-Banner
Orlando Sentinel
Pinellas News (St. Petersburg)
The Winter Haven News Chief
The Miami Herald

Press Sentinel (Jesup)
WGKA/WAFS (Atlanta)

KIVI-TV, Channel 6 (Boise)
The Idaho Statesman

The Doings (Chicago)
Leader-Union (Vandalia)
The Star Newspapers (Chicago Heights)
Christianity Today (Carol Stream)
Eagle Forum (Alton)
The Star (Tinley Park)
Chicago Sun-Times
Naperville Sun
WICD-TV, ABC affiliate (Champaign)
The Southtown Star (Tinley Park)

Chronicle-Tribune (Marion)
The Herald Bulletin (Anderson)
Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis)
Journal & Courier (Lafayette)
Pulliam Journalism Fellowship (Indianapolis)
South Bend Tribune (South Bend)
Times Union (Warsaw)
WSBT-TV, Channel 22 (South Bend)
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Warsaw Times Union
Naperville Sun
The Madison Courier

The Des Moines Register
Dyersville Commercial (Dyersville)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Cascade Pioneer (Cascade)
KMEG-TV (Sioux City)
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)

Miami County Republic (Paola)
Wichita Eagle

Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro)
Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington)
News-Democrat (Carrollton)
Murray Ledger & Times

Portland Press Herald

The Gazette (Silver Spring)

Cape Codder (Orleans)

Lansing State Journal
Boyne City-East Jordan Citizen Journal
The Antrim County News (Bellaire)
Grand Rapids Press
CBS Radio

The Journal (New Ulm)
MSP Communications (Minneapolis)
Pipestone County Star
Skyway News (Minneapolis)
Southwest Journal (Minneapolis)
West Central Tribune (Willmar)
Sun Newspapers (Eden Prairie)
Mankato Free Press
Community Connections Network magazine (Minneapolis)

The Times-Petal News
The Hattiesburg American
The Mississippi Press
Wayne County News

St. Joseph News-Press
The Pathway (Jefferson City)
St. Louis American
West End Word (St. Louis)
Kansas City Star

North Platte Telegraph
Papillion Times

Las Vegas Sun
Greenspun Media Group

New Hampshire
Foster’s Sunday Citizen (Dover)
Eagle Times (Claremont)

New Jersey
Wall Street Journal

New Mexico
Clovis News Journal

New York
Batavia Daily News
New York Daily News (NYC)
Infinity Broadcasting (NYC)
New York Amsterdam News (NYC)
Woman’s Sports Federation (NYC)
National Review Online (NYC)
Family Life Network (Bath)
Sean Hannity (NYC)
Post Standard (Syracuse)
New York Daily News
Women’s eNews
UN Chronicle
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
New York Sun
Culture+Travel magazine (NYC)
New York Times
Sports Illustrated
Essence magazine

North Carolina
Asheville Citizen-Times
Asheville Tribune (Asheville)
The Black Mountain News (Black Mountain)
Carolina Journal
Charlotte Observer
Charlotte World
Concord Standard (Concord)
Daily Reflector (Greenville)
Enquirer-Journal (Monroe)
Gaston Gazette (Gastonia)
Hendersonville Times-News
Home News (Marshville)
IWANNA (Asheville)
News and Observer (Raleigh)
News and Record (Greensboro)
North Carolina Catholic
Raleigh World
The Robesonian (Lumberton)
Shelby Star

Cincinnati CitiBeat
Farm & Dairy Newspaper (Salem)
Journal News (Hamilton)
Troy Daily News
Cincinnati Post
Wapakoneta Daily News
Life Issues Institute (Cincinnati)
WNWO NBC 24 (Toledo)

The Daily Oklahoman
KOTV-CBS, Channel 6 (Tulsa)

Daily Courier (Grants Pass)
WorldNet Daily (Grants Pass)
Springfield News (Springfield)
East Oregonian (Pendleton)
The Bulletin (Bend)

Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster)
Scranton Times-Tribune
The Citizen’s Voice (Wilkes-Barre)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Lancaster New Era
Penn Hills Progress (Monroeville)
The Sentinel (Carlisle)
Lansdale Reporter
Pittsburgh Penguins

South Carolina
Greenville Magazine
Greer Citizen
South Carolina magazine
BJU Review (Greenville)

South Dakota
Beresford Republic

Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Pulse
Baptist Press News Service (Nashville)

Dallas Morning News
Herald Zeitung (New Braunfels)
Murphy Monitor
Plano Star Courier
Round Rock Leader (Austin)
Sachse News
San Marcos Daily Record
World magazine (Austin)
Wylie News
Marlin Democrat (Dallas)
Send! (Carrollton)
Community Impact Newspapers (Central Texas)
Marlin Democrat
Galveston Daily News

Clarke Times-Courier (Berryville)
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg)
Inside Journal (Prison Fellowship)
News & Advance (Lynchburg)
Roanoke Times (web site)
Herff-Jones yearbook
Soundings (Norfolk)
The Leatherneck (Quantico)
The Winchester Star (Winchester)
Good Morning Virginia – ABC affiliate (Lynchburg)
Shenandoah Living magazine

Seattle Post Intelligencer
Columbia Basin Herald (Moses Lake)
Bellingham Herald
The Olympian (Olympia)
Yakima Herald-Republic
Camas-Washougal Post-Record
The Chronicle (Centralia)
Seattle Times
Tacoma News Tribune
Lynden Tribune

Barron News-Shield
Community Connections Network (Milwaukee)
The Courier (Milwaukee)
Racine Journal Times

Sheridan Press
The Powell Tribune


Reformed Perspective (Edmonton)

The Nation Newspapers (Nairobi)

The Jerusalem Post