Junior to participate in journalism workshop

Northwestern College junior Sarah Wedel has been selected to participate in a workshop with World Journalism Institute in Asheville, N.C., May 17–30.

Wedel, a journalism and history double major from Yale, S.D., is one of 14 students from across the country chosen to participate in the free workshop. At the end of the experience, one student will be offered a paid summer internship with the organization.

“I was interested in applying for the program because of the incredible opportunity to learn from journalists who have reported around the world,” says Wedel. The two-week workshop emphasizes feature writing and reporting for either secular publications or World News Group, a Christian organization that runs the World Journalism Institution and produces radio programs, websites and publications like World Magazine.

“The World News Group seeks to interpret events in the world from a biblical perspective,” says Wedel. “I want to learn more about how I can incorporate my faith working as a journalist.”

Workshop applicants must complete at least one year of college and possess writing experience, preferably with college, online or professional publications.  Wedel serves as news editor for Northwestern’s student newspaper, the Beacon.

“During the workshop, students receive instruction on the best storytelling techniques for newspaper, magazine, radio and video from seasoned professionals,” says Wedel. “I am expecting the experience to be challenging, but I am very excited to be pushed by my classmates and to learn from the instructors.”