Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI)

DATE: February 29 - March 1, 2024
Sponsored by the SSU Office of the President & HBCU HEROES

THEME: Artificial Intelligence in the Media and Pop Cculture

> SRPI 2025: February 27 - 28, 2025

The department hosts the nationally known Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI). Founded in 1951, it is the third-oldest scholastic journalism institute founded at a historically black college and university (HBCU) after the establishment of press associations at Florida A&M University (1950) and Lincoln University, Missouri (1949). Prior to integration, it played a significant role in the training and professional development of many of the country’s most renowned African-American journalists. 

The two-day conference features keynote speakers, multiple concurrent workshops, contests, and a job fair. Through its workshops and speakers, SRPI provides training for elementary, middle, high school, and college students with an interest in mass media. The workshops are instructed by nationally respected journalists and media professionals.