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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. 


With the latest developments about COVID-19 and closures of on-campus activities at the University of South Carolina, the Carolina Journalism Institute has been cancelled for this year. We will be back next summer for a bigger and better institute.

CJI 2022 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.