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SJI at APSE

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 →

Class of 2018 staying busy

From sports checks to going to the Royals baseball game to class sessions, the 26th Class is soaking in the experience. Check out their journey. Read more →

The 26th Class is underway

The 26th Class begins SJI's seventh year at the University of Missouri on Friday. Read more →

Meet the 26th Class

The Sports Journalism Institute is proud to announce its 26th class for the 2018 session. A group of eight men and six women make up the 26th edition, which will be in residence at the University of Missouri School of… Read more →

2017 alum nets Washington Post summer internship

[caption id="attachment_2610" align="alignleft" width="399"] [/caption] Kendra Andrews, who participated in the Class of 2017, will spend the summer of 2018 at The Washington Post reports the Gonzaga News Service. Last summer, Andrews wrote for The Salt Lake Tribune – like… Read more →

SJI celebrates No. 25 in style

SJI 25th Year Anniversary Final Video from Wilton Jackson on Vimeo. The celebration of the 25th Class of the Sports Journalism Institute reflected on the organization’s roots and celebrated its accomplishments at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in… Read more →

Smith’s pursuit of mastering his fate and helping others become the captain of their soul

The Sports Journalism Institute is celebrating its 25th class this summer. Over the next few months we will feature the stories of some of the programs’ alums. Here we offer a look at 1995 alum Sekou Smith. By Hayden Kim… Read more →

Initial class laid foundation for SJI family

By Kendra Andrews Class of 2017 When 15 sports journalism students came together in a classroom at Norfolk State University in 1993, they knew they were on an unprecedented journey. The Sports Journalism Institute was a brand new program aimed… Read more →

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