About Us

Learn from veteran journalists about how to tell stories that inform and attract a local audience.

Angela Lu Fulton

Angela Lu Fulton is a freelance journalist and editor. She was previously managing editor, senior reporter, and East Asia correspondent […]
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Marvin & Susan Olasky

Lead Instructors
Marvin Olasky is a Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute and its Center for Science and Culture. He edited World from 1992 to […]
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J.C. Derrick

J.C. Derrick is the publisher for Mainstreet Daily News, a local news outlet in Gainesville, Fla. He spent 18 years […]
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Brandon Cleaver

Brandon Cleaver is a correspondent for Mainstreet Daily News and program director of the Matthew 5:9 Fellowship. He holds a […]
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John Garrett

John Garrett started Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 with his wife and best friend, Jennifer, from the game room of their […]
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Tiffany Owens

A graduate of The King's College and former journalist, Tiffany Owens is a New Yorker at heart, currently living in […]
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Warren Cole Smith

Warren Cole Smith is the president of MinistryWatch.com. Prior to taking on this role, Smith was Vice President-Mission Advancement for the […]
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Mike Orren

Mike Orren is the Chief Product and Audience Officer at the Dallas Morning News, where he leads digital and print product development, […]
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Ted Kluck

Ted Kluck is an assistant professor of Communication Arts at Union University since 2015. He advises Union’s online student newspaper, […]
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Michael Reneau

Michael Reneau is the deputy managing editor of The Dispatch. Before that, he had been the editor of World magazine, […]
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Let's Get

Apply for the Reforming Journalism Project training August 8-12, 2022, at Union University. Learn from veteran journalists about how to tell stories that inform and attract a local audience. Application deadline: June 1.
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Details and Frequently Asked Questions about the Reforming Journalism Project
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Who is eligible?

Anyone from college students to retirees interested in serving their community through local journalism.

What should I expect?

This is an intensive five-day course that includes lectures as well as hands-on journalism experience, covering everything from news reporting to sports journalism to crime and investigative journalism, along with instruction on business aspects of local journalism. The Reforming Journalism Project training will take place on August 8-12, 2022.

Following the course, students who show exceptional potential for creating and heading local news websites will be given the opportunity to be mentored by Marvin Olasky.

What is the purpose of this training program?

We see a need for more local news groups that inform, educate, and inspire readers and listeners. We hope to train Christians to do this work through the lens of Biblical objectivity.

Where is it located?

Union University in Jackson, Tenn.

How do I apply?

Fill out the application and include your resume and two to three writing samples (preferably published). The application deadline is June 15, 2022.

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition, room, and board are free for the applicants selected to attend the program.

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