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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 2018 – application and information

Apply to attend CJI 2018 by May 15. You will connect with other media students and advisers, develop collaborative journalism tactics and learn how to implement your skills across platforms and in your production room.

Learn more about CJI 2018. Download (pdf) the information packet, which includes sessions, schedule and mentor bios, for this year's institute.

CJI 2018 – June 13-16

CJI 2018 Fees
On-campus lodging: $100 (two-person room), $150 (single 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!

CJI 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.