Students and teachers are invited each year to enroll in the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The 2016 Institute will be June 13-16.
Instructors travel from across the state and nation to offer their expertise in newspaper, yearbook, online, magazine and broadcast journalism.
The four-day Institute is open to advisers and to students who are rising ninth-graders through 12th-graders. The schedule includes 20 hours of instruction, plus time for a pizza party and awards presentations.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors the Institute. The intensive workshop is designed to teach innovative and effective ways of communicating through scholastic media.
Students may enroll in one of the following divisions: newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine, online, photojournalism, design or TV news. Advisers may enroll in any of those seven divisions, or they may enroll in the advising division. Students may also sign up for staff positions on the Rush, the Institute newspaper. The Rush staff will produce the Institute’s official newspaper in three days. Students who participate in TV news produce the Institute’s official newscast.