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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 →

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 →

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