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2013 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 and information online

Register for the spring conference online and download (pdf) information to plan your April 24 trip to Columbia.

Fall conference awards online

Find the 2016 individual magazine and yearbook awards, magazine and yearbook program ratings and Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award online now.

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
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!