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College of Information and Communications


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 2020 – June 10-13

Get ready to take on the election and a changing media environment in June 2020. Apply to be part of the CJI 2020 team by May 15. You will receive your acceptance letter by May 23. 

Need funds? Apply for a scholarship to attend CJI sponsored by the SIPA Endowment. 

By engaging in real-world experiences and discussions, you learn how to work in as a team to produce a final project and to use programs and resources that benefit you in your journalism classrooms and beyond.  

CJI 2020 Fees
On-campus lodging: $125 (two-person room), $175 (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 2018 projects

Check out the projects from the six 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 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.