Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI)

THEME: Mass Communications for A Niche Audience: The New Business Model

DATE: February 23-24, 2023

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 interest in mass media. The workshops are instructed by nationally-respected journalists and media professionals. From 2013-2020, the institute has hosted more than 200 professional guest speakers.

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