Sports Journalism Institute

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Application for the 2020 Class now available

College students who want to pursue careers in sports journalism, the application for the 28th Class of the Sports Journalism Institute is now available. The deadline to submit your application is November 1st. The program runs in late May 2020… Read more →

Alum named NABJ’s 2019 Student Journalist of the Year

Congratulations to alum Allana Barefield, who was named the National Association of Black Journalists 2019 Student Journalist of the Year. We are so proud of her and representing our program. The The Xavier University of Louisiana graduate is the second… Read more →

Alums pay tribute to co-founder Rosenbush

Tributes to 2019 Red Smith Award winner Sandy Rosenbush from some of her former Sports Journalism Institute students: The one thing Sandy has consistently done is stayed in touch with SJI alumni and it’s not just to be doing it.… Read more →

Rosenbush shares Red Smith Award with SJI Family

(Courtesy By Jenni Carlson ATLANTA — Sandy Rosenbush wasn’t prepared for the tears. Back in 1993, she and Leon Carter started the Sports Journalism Institute. The inaugural class of college students met for nearly three weeks of intensive training… Read more →

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 →

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