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2013 Fall Conference

Events

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.

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.

CJI 2017 application

Apply online now to attend CJI 2017 June 14-17! You don't want to miss this great opportunity to learn multiplatform collaborative journalism.

Need a full or partial scholarship? The SIPA Endowment is sponsoring up to 3 full or 6 partial scholarships to CJI. Apply online now!

Pre-Collegiate Fellowship in Investigative Journalism

The Investigative Journalism Pre-Collegiate Fellowship will take place at the same time as CJI – June 14-17 in Columbia, S.C. Apply now for this all-expenses-paid workshop. Students will learn investigative journalism tools and methods from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Davis and Chris Muldrow.

If you have any questions about the workshop, contact Leslie Dennis or Professor Ernest Wiggins.

CJI team projects

Check out the projects from the five CJI teams and the two Baldwin Pre-Collegiate Fellow teams. Each team produced multimedia packages about different topics, ranging from the historic Five Points neighborhood to the Columbia Museum of Arts to LGBTQ issues.

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

Check out the projects from the five CJI teams and the two Baldwin Pre-Collegiate Fellow teams. Each team produced multimedia packages about different topics, ranging from the historic Five Points neighborhood to the Columbia Museum of Arts to LGBTQ issues.

2017 CJI Fees
Registration:
$225
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!