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2017 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.

Adviser overnight – Aug. 3-4

Meet other journalism and media advisers from across the state. Form bonds with teachers who share your concerns, encounter similar issues within the unique environment of a journalism classroom, and prepare lesson plans for a wide-ranging curriculum. We’ll have specialized sessions targeted for all programs (broadcast, newsprint, online, lit mag and yearbook) and general sessions on advising.

The best part – it’s free! Join SCSPA as a member ($40 for one year/$100 for three years) and all your expenses - housing, tuition, food - will be covered for the overnight experience. Find out more and register online now!

Spring conference awards online

Find the 2018 individual awards and program ratings for broadcast, newsprint and online programs online now. Also, read about the outstanding students and advisers recognized for achievements at the spring conference in our news section.

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
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!