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The Presbyterian Journal takes on a new series of current events papers for children in the style of Weekly Reader. Under the guidance of Joel Belz, this new children’s publication, God’s WORLD News, doubles the circulation and volume of the parent magazine. The corporate name changes to
God’s World Publications, Inc.
The Presbyterian Journal enters into a period of decline. Joel leads the launch of WORLD, a weekly magazine providing adults with news from a Christian perspective.
God’s World Book Club begins. It offers a screened selection of children’s literature and non-fiction resources for Christian school classrooms and homeschools.
Marvin Olasky and Joel Belz meet.
Marvin begins editorial work with WORLD Magazine.
Marvin is appointed editor, then editor in chief, with Joel as publisher and Nick Eicher as managing editor, then editor.
A Bible translation controversy emerges.
WORLD begins annual Daniel of the Year, Roe v Wade, and Books of the Year special issues.
World Journalism Institute (WJI) begins.
WORLD sells the book club, which was facing competition from Amazon and others. The book club then folds soon after.
Nick Eicher becomes CEO and Mindy Belz becomes magazine editor.
WORLD begins a daily blog, laying the foundation for an online presence, and starts presenting Hope Awards for Effective Compassion.
WORLD Digital becomes an official arm of WORLD journalism.
Kevin Martin becomes CEO.
Nick leads the launch of a weekly program on the radio called The World and Everything in It.
WORLD becomes WORLD News Group, a name that encompasses print magazines, digital content, and podcasts.
The World and Everything in It transforms into a 30-minute, daily podcast, expanding WORLD’s journalistic reach.
God’s World News branches into three magazines and interactive websites based on age range: God’s Big World, WORLDkids, WORLDteen.
Nick Eicher becomes CCO.
WJI partners with Dordt University, allowing us to provide courses on campus.
WORLD Watch, a video current events program designed for teens in both classroom and home settings, launches amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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