NCSMI Information

The registration fee is only $300 for a top-notch journalism workshop featuring award-winning speakers and instructors.

We invite you to attend our annual Summer Institute, which offers a variety of events and opportunities, such as:

  • Courses in design, literary magazine, news, online news, photojournalism, broadcast news and yearbook.
  • Networking opportunities with student media across the state.
  • Immersive classes in UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism.
  • An awards brunch celebrating the best in N.C. student journalism.

Students will stay in a residence hall on UNC’s campus. They will need to bring their own pillows, towels, washcloths and bed linens. Registration June 18 will be in the residence hall lobby from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Check-out will follow the Awards Brunch on June 21.

Advisers will be housed together in rooms near their students.

Advisers must duplicate the code of conduct form, have each participating student and a parent or guardian sign them, collect the signed forms and bring them to registration. Advisers should also prepare, have signed and keep with them permission forms and medical (including insurance) information.

Parking passes for the Institute will be distributed to each school requesting parking on the basis of one per every increment of four people coming by car, a distribution that will take place at the registration desk June 18. (See parking request on the enrollment form.)

Each workshop participant will pay a $250 individual fee ($200 before May 1). This fee covers registration costs, faculty, lodging for three nights in the residence hall, entertainment events, awards and the Awards Brunch. Except for the pizza party, meals are not included. Students may secure meals on campus in Lenoir Hall, or in the many restaurants on nearby Franklin Street. Commuters will pay a $150 fee. Full payment is due May 15. Late registration after May 15 is $300. If a participant has to cancel before June 1, a 50 percent refund will be made. No refund can be made after June 1 because of budgetary obligations.