Sports Journalism Institute

Helping women and minorities get into newsrooms since 1993

The Sports Journalism Institute is a non-profit whose mission is to increase the diversity in the nation’s sports media from the ground up. The roughly 300 graduates of the classroom/internship program since its founding in 1992 are a testament to our devotion to this goal. Learn more →

Latest news

Phillips named journalist of year in Philadelphia

carron

2011 alum Carron Phillips was named Journalist of the Year by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. The Morehouse and Syracuse graduate is an engagement editor at the News Journal in Delaware. He will be honored at a ceremony in Philadelphia on Oct. 22. "It's a testament to having unwavering faith in God. Believing in yourself and working hard, and… Read more →

What did I learn from my SJI experience

Class of 2016

For the 24th edition of the Sports Journalism Institute presented a number of challenges for the 12-person class. The class experienced the traditional sports checks, deadline story exercises and a curriculum packed with value information about the industry. Through it all, the class survived the rigors from the SJI faculty. The students recall their eight-day journey at the University of… Read more →

Impact of SJI

Nick Creegan, On-Air Host at AOL, New York, NY

image1

"SJI was one of the most challenging, yet fulfilling experiences of my life. I went in an amateur at AP style, writing on deadline and even staying on top of all current sports news. I left ready to take on my internship with confidence and later become one of the youngest daily sports show hosts in digital journalism."

Mariah Baylor, Manager For Multimedia Relations, Hampton University, VA

image4

"I knew nothing before SJI. I learned what it takes to succeed in a fast-moving and ever evolving media industry. Scanning media outlets constantly to stay ahead of incoming news, as well as developing my network represent just a sliver of invaluable skills SJI engrained in my work ethic."

Ignacio Marquez, Production Assistant, ESPN Deportes and ESPN International

image3

"SJI groomed be to become what I am today. The mentors I had there challenged me to become something more than an average human being. They prepared me for the adversity I was going to face as a young journalist and I believe I have overcome it."

Connect

TwitterEmail