The Washington Journalism Center is an advanced, experiential semester on Capitol Hill that will cultivate professional news skills and encourage students to think through the implications of being a Christian working in the news media in a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless.
“Walking into the White House to report on a story left me feeling like I was a true professional in the heartbeat of the United States. With WJC behind me, I felt prepared (although excited and anxious) and confident that I had arrived at professionalism.”
– David Hood (Hope International University, Spring 2012)
“The first thing I had to do was walk into my congressman’s office and try to schedule an interview with his press secretary. I was terrified….By the last week in D.C., I was eating lunch with my congressman, in the congressional cafeteria, and discussing the politics of our region with him. I couldn’t believe how far I had come.”
— Hannah Horton (Asbury College, Summer 2005)
For more information or to apply to the Washington Journalism Center, visit http://www.bestsemester.com/wjc/.
See what Alums have to say about the program:
Interview with Jessica Schumaker (Spring ’07)
Jessica is currently a general assignment reporter for The Villages Daily Sun.
Interview with Dena (Pauling) Cipriano (Summer ’04)
Dena is currently the director of press relations for Centreville County School System in Pennsylvania.
Interview with Jo Ellen “Werking” Weedman (Summer ’98)
Jo Ellen is currently the director of the journalism program at Trevecca Nazarene University. (Note: The Summer Institute of Journalism “SIJ” was the program name prior to becoming the Washington Journalism Center in Fall 2006)