Sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation
You’re getting a college education in the art and science of journalism.
Future journalists need strong leadership skills to be successful in an evolving,
complex and diverse work environment. Think of the Student Leadership Institute (SLI)
as a learning laboratory designed to help you build your skills and confidence to do so.
With the support of the Scripps Howard Foundation, the SLI was created to provide participants with a solid foundation on self-awareness and the skills necessary for leading and contributing to a team. We also want to arm you with the information to understand and apply SPJ’s Code of Ethics. It is a custom designed, hands-on, leadership experience developed to make even the best student members of SPJ more credible, ethical and values-based leaders.
Schedule at a Glance
Friday, July 8
Saturday, July 9
Sunday, July 18
Strengthening your skills and building your professional contacts after the SLI is an important part of this program. SPJ holds its annual convention and this year we are partnering with two college-focused associations – the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and the College Media Association (CMA). Plans are being developed and will be held October 27-30, 2022 in Washington, DC. Programming for SPJ will be on the 27th-29th. There will be opportunities for mentoring with young/early-career professionals. Convention plans are continually being developed to maximize your networking and learning opportunities.
Your investment: $100
With a generous grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the cost to you is minimal. What do you get for your $100?
Student Leadership Institute Morgantown, IN
– Airfare (airfare not to exceed lowest coach airfare from home location to Morgantown)
– Seventeen hours of educational content and materials
– Ground transportation to/from SLI site
– Lodging two nights
– Educational materials
– Coaching experiences
– Post-Institute Zoom sessions
MediaFest22 Washington, DC
– Convention registration, meals
– Airfare (airfare not to exceed lowest coach airfare from participant chapter location to Washington, DC)
– Lodging four nights at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC
– Educational materials
– Potential on-site activities and transportation
– Networking opportunities with other Scripps program graduates
Who is eligible?
Individuals who choose to step up, with a willingness to learn and grow as leaders, are the ideal candidates. No minimum time of membership is required, and acceptance as a program participant is contingent on current membership in SPJ.
Participants will be chosen by a committee of journalism educators and professional journalists. They will focus on your drive and passion to succeed in journalism.
Preference will be given to applicants who have at least one full year of student membership in SPJ to complete after the 2022 SLI dates. However, any student member in good standing as of the application deadline may apply.