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Carolina Journalism Institute

The Carolina Journalism Institute is a four-day summer institute devoted to helping high school students and advisers enhance their knowledge of cutting-edge journalism techniques and standards for their publications and productions. 

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!

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.

About CJI

Mark your calendars for CJI 2017 June 14-17!

We will be updating our materials for next summer soon.

CJI 2017 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!