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2017 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.

Adviser Overnight

Join us August 2-3 for this free 24-hour advisers-only event. Register to receive training and renewal credit hours, connect with peers and get energized for the new school year!

2019 Fall conference

Register now for the 2019 fall conference. Kick off the new school year and energize your publication by attending sessions, connecting with fellow journalists from around the state and learning from professionals. Also, download (pdf) all the information you will need to get your field trip approved. 

Spring conference award

Find the 2019 individual and program ratings for broadcast, newsprint and online media programs online now. Awards were presented at April 1 at the spring conference. Other awards include the Reid H. Montgomery Adviser of the Year, Journalist of the Year, SCSPA Scholarship and Albert T. Scroggins Awards. 

Fall conference awards

Check out the fall conference awards online now. View all the individual awards and program ratings for literary magazine and yearbook programs.

CJI 2018 team projects

Check out the projects from the 2018 CJI teams. Each team produced multimedia packages about different topics, ranging from local coffee shops to the SC State Museum to WREN: Women's Rights and Empowerment Network.

Mark your calendar for CJI 2019 June 12-15.

Past Awards

One-day conferences

SCSPA holds two conferences a year - one in the fall, October 18, 2018, and one in the spring, April 1, 2019.

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

2019 CJI Fees
On-campus lodging: $125 (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!


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