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Reflections from the Class of 2019

Some students share their experiences from a productive week of sports checks, deadline writing and a plethora of guest speakers while at Arizona State University. The Sports Journalism Institute Bootcamp pushed me in ways that I didn’t think I could… Read more →

A thirst for knowledge in the desert

Before May 26, 14 students from around the country had no idea what they were getting into for seven days at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Dozens of sports checks and a few deadline stories later,… Read more →

And the 27th Class is off at ASU

The SJI Class of 2019 is off to a fast start after a long day of travel for the organization's first appearance at Arizona State University. Of course, the students had to endure a couple of sports checks on Day… Read more →

Sandy Rosenbush captures APSE’s highest award

SJI-co founder Sandy Rosenbush was voted as the 2019 Associated Press Sports Editors Red Smith winner. The association's first ever woman to hold national office, was selected for the award for her "major contributions to sports journalism". She will be… Read more →

Welcome to the Class of 2019

The Sports Journalism Institute is proud to announce its Class of 2019, a group of 14 college juniors and graduating seniors who represent the 27th class the institute has brought together. The eight men and six women will be the… Read more →

SJI and ASU announce partnership

(Courtesy of Arizona State University) The Sports Journalism Institute, a program celebrating 25-plus years of enhancing racial and gender diversity in sports media, will conduct its 2019 boot camp at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass… Read more →

2018 alum lands Beyonce scholarship

Allana Barefield, a 2018 SJI alum who is interning at the Tampa Bay Times, was selected as one of eight recipients of Beyonce's Homecoming Scholars Awards Program. The Homecoming Scholars Award program is a scholarship dedicated for historically black colleges… Read more →


Three 2018 SJI graduates share their thoughts on the future of the industry, writes Reina Kempt for the APSE website. Read more →

My SJI Experience

I drew a blank last week when I was asked to describe my SJI experience in one word. In the video, you’ll see that I said “fantastic.” Fun fact about me: I hate speaking. I try to think my thoughts… Read more →

Class of 2018’s journey is only beginning

The Sports Journalism Institutes' 26th Class concluded its nine-day week in Columbia, Missouri. It was a week of firsts as SJI executed its first digital-only publication for the APSE Convention and launched its first digital live blog of the students'… Read more →

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