The Louisiana Scholastic Journalism Institute (LSJI) provides an intensive one-week journalism training program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Sponsored by LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, LSJI’s mission is to provide students with the skills needed to produce top-notch scholastic media, including newspapers, broadcast, yearbooks and multi-media. Students work closely with faculty and media professionals utilizing Manship’s state-of-the-art laboratories and production facilities. They build strong journalism skills and receive a preview of the college experience while spending five nights under supervision in one of LSU’s dormitory facilities. LSJI is recognized as the Southeast’s No. 1 high school media-learning program. Learn more!
The Louisiana Scholastic Press Association (LSPA) is housed at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. It’s membership is open to any Louisiana High School teacher who acts as an advisor to a high school newspaper, yearbook, television, radio, or web entity. LSPA reaches out to high schools through an annual conference in the fall of the school year, providing for an exchange of ideas, workshops, and team building which lasts through the year. In addition, LSPA sponsors a yearbook, newspaper, and broadcast competition in which high schools vie for trophies and recognition – the highest being that of All-Louisiana. LSPA also attempts to provide high school advisors with the latest information from the Student Press Law Center, Journalism Education Association, and The Poynter Institute through an extensive e-mail listing. Learn more!