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2017 Fall Conference


SCSPA holds two one-day conferences a year at the Russell House Student Union. These conferences include five hours of educational sessions and afternoon award ceremonies. Regional and redesign workshops are offered periodically when interest and resources allow.

Spring conference registration

Register for the April 23 spring conference to start planning for next year and to celebrate the achievement of this year. 

Before you come to the spring conference, decide what sessions you want to attend. Download (pdf) a copy of the conference program to see what we have in store!

Plan ahead for your April 23 trip to Columbia. Download (pdf) this planning guide.

Fall conference awards online

Find the 2017 individual awards and program ratings for literary magazine and yearbook online now. Also, read about the 2017 Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star in our news section. 

CJI 2017 team projects

Check out the projects from the seven CJI teams. Each team produced multimedia packages about different topics, ranging from local bakeries to the Richland Public Library to refugee resettlement services.

Stay tuned for more information about CJI 2018.

Students, advisers, friends of scholastic journalism honored

SCSPA honored outstanding students, advisers and friends of scholastic journalism at its spring conference Monday, April 24 at the University of South Carolina Russell House. Find out more about these award recipients online.

Spring conference awards online

Find the 2017 individual awards and program ratings for broadcast, newspaper and online awards as well as the Journalist of the Year, SCSPA Scholarship, Reid H. Montgomery Adviser of the Year and Scroggins Award are online now.

Past Awards

One-day conferences

SCSPA holds two conferences a year - one in the fall, usually the first Monday in October, and one in the spring, usually the fourth Monday in April.

Instructors include both local and nationally recognized advisers and professionals. Sessions range from basic to advanced to trends.

Magazine and yearbook evaluation and individual awards, as well as the Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award, are presented in the fall. Newspaper, online and broadcast evaluation and individual awards, as well as the Journalist of the Year, the SCSPA and Yearbook scholarships, the Reid H. Montgomery Adviser of the Year and the Scroggins Award are presented during the spring conference.

Carolina Journalism Institute

2017 CJI Fees
On-campus lodging: $100 (two-person room)
Commuter: $25 parking fee or $0 (not parking on campus)

Let our national award-winning faculty prepare you for the your school year. You will leave the Carolina Journalism Institute with an online project and multimedia skills ready to implement next fall.

Each June, SIPA hosts the Carolina Journalism Institute for high school journalism students and advisers at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Sessions and activities are held in the new state-of-the-art facilities of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

See you in June!