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Washington Journalism Center is an advanced, experiential semester that will cultivate your professional news skills. The semester experience encourages students to think through the implications of being a Christian and working in the news media, in a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless. You live on Capitol Hill, with your own lab and newsroom available 24/7, whenever you need it. You’re within sight of the big white dome and within easy walking distance of Eastern Market, Union Station and the National Mall. You work all over the city in mainstream newsrooms, both large and small, in internships that range from business news to people stories, from religion to politics. It’s one thing to visit like a tourist but it’s something else to live and work here.

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Bestsemester

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WJC Washington Journalism Center

You folloW the trail from one voiCe mail to the next. the searChing isn’t as muCh frustrating as it is exCiting. What is truth and Who deCides? Is it the news source or the reader, the writer

or the editor? Can PR be true? Can journalists turn into speechwriters? Where do you fit in this picture and the emerging world of online, digital, multimedia news? Journalists still need to find answers to the basic “who, what, when, where and how?” Now there are new questions to ask about news and the future of news. Hunt for some answers and then explore the deeper meaning of “Why” at the Washington Journalism Center.


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loCated in the Capitol hill neighborhood, the

Washington Journalism Center is an advanced, experiential semester that will cultivate your professional news skills. The semester experience encourages students to think through the implications of being a Christian and working in the news media, in a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless. You live on Capitol Hill, with your own lab and newsroom available 24/7, whenever you need it. You’re within sight of the big white dome and within easy walking distance of Eastern Market, Union Station and the National Mall. You work all over the city in mainstream newsrooms, both large and small, in internships that range from business news to people stories, from religion to politics. It’s one thing to visit like a tourist but it’s something else to live and work here.

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Still want to know more?

202.552.3977

WJC@Bestsemester.Com [e]

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wa S H i n g to n D c 2 0 0 0 2

3 2 1 8 tH S t r e e t n e

Bestsemester

a program of the

www.bestsemester.com/wjc/explore

WJC Washington Journalism Center

You folloW the trail from one voiCe mail to the next. the searChing isn’t as muCh frustrating as it is exCiting.

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What is truth and Who deCides? Is it the news source or the reader, the writer

or the editor? Can PR be true? Can journalists turn into speechwriters? Where do you fit in this picture and the emerging world of online, digital, multimedia news? Journalists still need to find answers to the basic “who, what, when, where and how?”

Now there are new questions to ask about news and the future of news. Hunt for some answers and then explore the deeper meaning of “Why” at the Washington Journalism Center.


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loCated in the Capitol hill neighborhood, the

Washington Journalism Center is an advanced, experiential semester that will cultivate your professional news skills. The semester experience encourages students to think through the implications of being a Christian and working in the news media, in a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless. You live on Capitol Hill, with your own lab and newsroom available

24/7, whenever you need it. You’re within sight of the big white dome and within easy walking distance of Eastern Market, Union Station and the National Mall. You work all over the city in mainstream newsrooms, both large and small, in internships that range from business news to people stories, from religion to politics. It’s one thing to visit like a tourist but it’s something else to live and work here.

V i S i t w w w. b e S t S e m e S t e r . c o m / wj c

Still want to know more?

202.552.3977

WJC@Bestsemester.Com [e]

[ph]

wa S H i n g to n D c 2 0 0 0 2

3 2 1 8 tH S t r e e t n e

Bestsemester

a program of the

www.bestsemester.com/wjc/explore

WJC Washington Journalism Center

You folloW the trail from one voiCe mail to the next. the searChing isn’t as muCh frustrating as it is exCiting. What is truth and Who deCides? Is it the news source or the reader, the writer

or the editor? Can PR be true? Can journalists turn into speechwriters? Where do you fit in this picture and the emerging world of online, digital, multimedia news? Journalists still need to find answers to the basic “who, what, when, where and how?” Now there are new questions to ask about news and the future of news. Hunt for some answers and then explore the deeper meaning of “Why” at the Washington Journalism Center.


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the Washington Journalism Center is a semester-long study program in

Washington, D.C., created for students interested in the field of journalism. WJC students take classes that will focus on developing and honing their personal writing skills. They will also study media history and the future of mass media. These classes—Foundations for Media Involvement; Reporting in Washington; and Washington, News and Public Discourse—combined with an internship at a top news publication, help students learn to integrate their faith in a journalism career. Students also participate in neighborhood engagement opportunities as part of the WJC experience. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 16 hours of

credits by their home institution.

www.bestsemester.com/wjc/learn

WJC students live eight bloCKs from the u.s. Capitol and supreme Court...

. . . in a fully-furnished apartment housing up to six students from the DC programs. Each apartment is complete with a well-equipped kitchen and washer and dryer. Other apartment building amenities include: a business center, two lounges with hi-definition flat screen TVs and a rooftop deck with a panoramic view of Capitol Hill. Students also have access to a recreation room with exercise equipment and free weights. During the term, students enjoy informal recreation and social outings. There are times for worship and special events for fun, relaxation, service and spiritual growth — often in conjunction with BestSemester’s American Studies Program students. WJC students are invited to take advantage of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian museums, the Library of Congress, historic Georgetown and more. With Washington, D.C. as the home for your classroom, the possibilities are endless!

www.bestsemester.com/wjc/live

provide hands-on work reporting and writing. WJC students have worked at Market News International, The Washington Examiner, the PBS “Religion & Ethics” show, the metro desk of The Washington Times, Religion News Service, United Press International, The Hill, Baptist Press, The Voice of the Hill and in other mainstream newsrooms. New options are being added from year to year, in a city that serves as the world’s biggest journalism laboratory.

e ve r Wond er W h at h appens aft er WJ C? Writer/Editor, CNN.com

Reporter, Massachusetts Enterprise

Reporter, Photographer, CanWest News

Sports Copy Editor/Page Designer, Los Angeles Daily News

Communications Team, University of Florida Health Science Center

Associate Editor, Christianity Today

Copy Editor, Washington Post Express

Reporter, Financial Post, The Globe & Mail, Canada

Political/Military Reporter, San Angelo Standard Times Author & Commentator, Fox News Radio, New York City New Media Director, Cato Institute Trail Reporter, MSNBC John Edwards ‘08 Campaign Reporter/Book Reviewer, Roll Call

Multimedia News Director, Agence France Presse Press Relations, Public school system in State College, Pa. News Director, Regional NPR affiliate in Waco, Tx. Director of News and Media Relations, Union University

Sports Writer/Columnist, Times-Gazette in Ashland, Oh. Director of University Communications, John Brown University Reporter, Voice of San Diego website Multimedia Desk, SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle Reporter, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Journalism & Mass Media Professor, Lehigh University

Research Analyst, California Taxpayers’ Association Digital Community Editor, Raleigh News & Observer Sports Information Director, East Tennessee State University Reporter, Northwest Arkansas News Journalism and Digital Media Teacher, Royal Palm Beach High School


Recommended cRedits FounDationS For meDia inVolVement reporting in waSHington waSHington, newS & public DiScourSe internSHip

4 creDitS 3 creDitS 3 creDitS 6 creDitS

total Credits

16 Credits

internships In any industry with professional standards, especially journalism, there is no substitute for practical experience and earning your own bylines. WJC seeks only internships that

WJC students live eight bloCKs from the u.s. Capitol and supreme Court...

. . . in a fully-furnished apartment housing up to six students from the DC programs. Each apartment is complete with a well-equipped kitchen and washer and dryer. Other apartment building amenities include: a business center, two lounges with hi-definition flat screen TVs and a rooftop deck with a panoramic view of Capitol Hill. Students also have access to a recreation room with exercise equipment and free weights. During the term, students enjoy informal recreation and social outings. There are times for worship and special events for fun, relaxation, service and spiritual growth — often in conjunction with BestSemester’s American Studies Program students. WJC students are invited to take advantage of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian museums, the Library of Congress, historic Georgetown and more. With Washington, D.C. as the home for your classroom, the possibilities are endless!

www.bestsemester.com/wjc/live

provide hands-on work reporting and writing. WJC students have worked at Market News International, The Washington Examiner, the PBS “Religion & Ethics” show, the metro desk of The Washington Times, Religion News Service, United Press International, The Hill, Baptist Press, The Voice of the Hill and in other mainstream newsrooms. New options are being added from year to year, in a city that serves as the world’s biggest journalism laboratory. the Washington Journalism Center is a semester-long study program in

Washington, D.C., created for students interested in the field of journalism. WJC students take classes that will focus on developing and honing their personal writing skills. They will also study media history and the future of mass media. These classes—Foundations for Media Involvement; Reporting in Washington; and Washington, News and Public Discourse—combined with an internship at a top news publication, help students learn to integrate their faith in a journalism career. Students also participate in neighborhood engagement opportunities as part of the WJC experience. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 16 hours of credits by their home institution.

www.bestsemester.com/wjc/learn

e ve r Wond er W h at h appens aft er WJ C? Writer/Editor, CNN.com

Reporter, Massachusetts Enterprise

Reporter, Photographer, CanWest News

Sports Copy Editor/Page Designer, Los Angeles Daily News

Communications Team, University of Florida Health Science Center

Associate Editor, Christianity Today

Copy Editor, Washington Post Express

Reporter, Financial Post, The Globe & Mail, Canada

Political/Military Reporter, San Angelo Standard Times Author & Commentator, Fox News Radio, New York City New Media Director, Cato Institute Trail Reporter, MSNBC John Edwards ‘08 Campaign Reporter/Book Reviewer, Roll Call

Multimedia News Director, Agence France Presse Press Relations, Public school system in State College, Pa. News Director, Regional NPR affiliate in Waco, Tx. Director of News and Media Relations, Union University

Sports Writer/Columnist, Times-Gazette in Ashland, Oh. Director of University Communications, John Brown University Reporter, Voice of San Diego website Multimedia Desk, SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle Reporter, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Journalism & Mass Media Professor, Lehigh University

Research Analyst, California Taxpayers’ Association Digital Community Editor, Raleigh News & Observer Sports Information Director, East Tennessee State University Reporter, Northwest Arkansas News Journalism and Digital Media Teacher, Royal Palm Beach High School


FounDationS For meDia inVolVement reporting in waSHington waSHington, newS & public DiScourSe internSHip

4 creDitS 3 creDitS 3 creDitS 6 creDitS

total Credits

16 Credits

internships In any industry with professional standards, especially journalism, there is no substitute for practical experience and earning your own bylines. WJC seeks only internships that

WJC students live eight bloCKs from the u.s. Capitol and supreme Court...

. . . in a fully-furnished apartment housing up to six students from the DC programs. Each apartment is complete with a well-equipped kitchen and washer and dryer. Other apartment building amenities include: a business center, two lounges with hi-definition flat screen TVs and a rooftop deck with a panoramic view of Capitol Hill. Students also have access to a recreation room with exercise equipment and free weights. During the term, students enjoy informal recreation and social outings. There are times for worship and special events for fun, relaxation, service and spiritual growth — often in conjunction with BestSemester’s American Studies Program students. WJC students are invited to take advantage of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian museums, the Library of Congress, historic Georgetown and more. With Washington, D.C. as the home for your classroom, the possibilities are endless!

www.bestsemester.com/wjc/live

provide hands-on work reporting and writing. WJC students have worked at Market News International, The Washington Examiner, the PBS “Religion & Ethics” show, the metro desk of The Washington Times, Religion News Service, United Press International, The Hill, Baptist Press, The Voice of the Hill and in other mainstream newsrooms. New options are being added from year to year, in a city that serves as the world’s biggest journalism laboratory. the Washington Journalism Center is a semester-long study program in

Washington, D.C., created for students interested in the field of journalism. WJC students take classes that will focus on developing and honing their personal writing skills. They will also study media history and the future of mass media. These classes—Foundations for Media Involvement; Reporting in Washington; and Washington, News and Public Discourse—combined with an internship at a top news publication, help students learn to integrate their faith in a journalism career. Students also participate in neighborhood engagement opportunities as part of the WJC experience. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 16 hours of credits by their home institution.

www.bestsemester.com/wjc/learn

e ve r Wond er W h at h appens aft er WJ C? Writer/Editor, CNN.com

Reporter, Massachusetts Enterprise

Reporter, Photographer, CanWest News

Sports Copy Editor/Page Designer, Los Angeles Daily News

Communications Team, University of Florida Health Science Center

Associate Editor, Christianity Today

Copy Editor, Washington Post Express

Reporter, Financial Post, The Globe & Mail, Canada

Political/Military Reporter, San Angelo Standard Times Author & Commentator, Fox News Radio, New York City New Media Director, Cato Institute Trail Reporter, MSNBC John Edwards ‘08 Campaign Reporter/Book Reviewer, Roll Call

Multimedia News Director, Agence France Presse Press Relations, Public school system in State College, Pa. News Director, Regional NPR affiliate in Waco, Tx. Director of News and Media Relations, Union University

Sports Writer/Columnist, Times-Gazette in Ashland, Oh. Director of University Communications, John Brown University Reporter, Voice of San Diego website Multimedia Desk, SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle Reporter, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Journalism & Mass Media Professor, Lehigh University

Research Analyst, California Taxpayers’ Association Digital Community Editor, Raleigh News & Observer Sports Information Director, East Tennessee State University Reporter, Northwest Arkansas News Journalism and Digital Media Teacher, Royal Palm Beach High School


FounDationS For meDia inVolVement reporting in waSHington waSHington, newS & public DiScourSe internSHip

4 creDitS 3 creDitS 3 creDitS 6 creDitS

total Credits

16 Credits

internships In any industry with professional standards, especially journalism, there is no substitute for practical experience and earning your own bylines. WJC seeks only internships that

WJC students live eight bloCKs from the u.s. Capitol and supreme Court...

. . . in a fully-furnished apartment housing up to six students from the DC programs. Each apartment is complete with a well-equipped kitchen and washer and dryer. Other apartment building amenities include: a business center, two lounges with hi-definition flat screen TVs and a rooftop deck with a panoramic view of Capitol Hill. Students also have access to a recreation room with exercise equipment and free weights. During the term, students enjoy informal recreation and social outings. There are times for worship and special events for fun, relaxation, service and spiritual growth — often in conjunction with BestSemester’s American Studies Program students. WJC students are invited to take advantage of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian museums, the Library of Congress, historic Georgetown and more. With Washington, D.C. as the home for your classroom, the possibilities are endless!

www.bestsemester.com/wjc/live

provide hands-on work reporting and writing. WJC students have worked at Market News International, The Washington Examiner, the PBS “Religion & Ethics” show, the metro desk of The Washington Times, Religion News Service, United Press International, The Hill, Baptist Press, The Voice of the Hill and in other mainstream newsrooms. New options are being added from year to year, in a city that serves as the world’s biggest journalism laboratory. the Washington Journalism Center is a semester-long study program in

Washington, D.C., created for students interested in the field of journalism. WJC students take classes that will focus on developing and honing their personal writing skills. They will also study media history and the future of mass media. These classes—Foundations for Media Involvement; Reporting in Washington; and Washington, News and Public Discourse—combined with an internship at a top news publication, help students learn to integrate their faith in a journalism career. Students also participate in neighborhood engagement opportunities as part of the WJC experience. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 16 hours of credits by their home institution.

www.bestsemester.com/wjc/learn

e ve r Wond er W h at h appens aft er WJ C? Writer/Editor, CNN.com

Reporter, Massachusetts Enterprise

Reporter, Photographer, CanWest News

Sports Copy Editor/Page Designer, Los Angeles Daily News

Communications Team, University of Florida Health Science Center

Associate Editor, Christianity Today

Copy Editor, Washington Post Express

Reporter, Financial Post, The Globe & Mail, Canada

Political/Military Reporter, San Angelo Standard Times Author & Commentator, Fox News Radio, New York City New Media Director, Cato Institute Trail Reporter, MSNBC John Edwards ‘08 Campaign Reporter/Book Reviewer, Roll Call

Multimedia News Director, Agence France Presse Press Relations, Public school system in State College, Pa. News Director, Regional NPR affiliate in Waco, Tx. Director of News and Media Relations, Union University

Sports Writer/Columnist, Times-Gazette in Ashland, Oh. Director of University Communications, John Brown University Reporter, Voice of San Diego website Multimedia Desk, SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle Reporter, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Journalism & Mass Media Professor, Lehigh University

Research Analyst, California Taxpayers’ Association Digital Community Editor, Raleigh News & Observer Sports Information Director, East Tennessee State University Reporter, Northwest Arkansas News Journalism and Digital Media Teacher, Royal Palm Beach High School


W W W. b e s t s e m e s t e r . C o m / WJ C

loCated in the Capitol hill neighborhood, the

Washington Journalism Center is an advanced, experiential semester that will cultivate your professional news skills. The semester experience encourages students to think through the implications of being a Christian and working in the news media, in a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless. You live on Capitol Hill, with your own lab and newsroom available 24/7, whenever you need it. You’re within sight of the big white dome and within easy walking distance of Eastern Market, Union Station and the National Mall. You work all over the city in mainstream newsrooms, both large and small, in internships that range from business news to people stories, from religion to politics. It’s one thing to visit like a tourist but it’s something else to live and work here.

V i S i t w w w. b e S t S e m e S t e r . c o m / wj c

Still want to know more?

202.552.3977

WJC@Bestsemester.Com [e]

[ph]

wa S H i n g to n D c 2 0 0 0 2

3 2 1 8 tH S t r e e t n e

Bestsemester

a program of the

www.bestsemester.com/wjc/explore

WJC Washington Journalism Center

You folloW the trail from one voiCe mail to the next. the searChing isn’t as muCh frustrating as it is exCiting. What is truth and Who deCides? Is it the news source or the reader, the writer

or the editor? Can PR be true? Can journalists turn into speechwriters? Where do you fit in this picture and the emerging world of online, digital, multimedia news? Journalists still need to find answers to the basic “who, what, when, where and how?” Now there are new questions to ask about news and the future of news. Hunt for some answers and then explore the deeper meaning of “Why” at the Washington Journalism Center.

2012/2013 Washington Journalism Center Brochure  

2012/2013 Washington Journalism Center Brochure