and teachers are invited each year to enroll in the North Carolina
Scholastic Media Institute on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The 2012 Institute will be June 18-21.
Instructors travel from across the state and nation to offer their
expertise in newspaper, yearbook, magazine and broadcast journalism.
The four-day Institute is open to advisers and to students who are
rising ninth-graders through 12th-graders. The schedule includes 20
hours of instruction, plus time for a pizza party and awards
of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors the
Institute. The intensive workshop is designed to teach innovative and
effective ways of communicating through scholastic media.
Students may enroll in one of the following divisions:
newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine, photojournalism, desktop
publishing or TV news. Advisers may enroll in any of those six
divisions, or they may enroll in the advising division. Students may
also apply for staff positions on the Rush, the Institute newspaper.
Students accepted to The Rush staff will produce the
Institute’s official newspaper in three days. Students who
participate in TV news produce the Institute’s official
NCSMA held six regional workshops in 2012. Each workshop is offered by a co-hosting university or newspaper. Cost is only $10 per person, including lunch.
Association has divided North Carolina into eight geographic regions.
Workshops are held in the various regions annually. Advisers and
students are welcome in any regional workshop.