Join us this summer for the 75th anniversary of the High School Journalism Institute

Save the date: July 12-15, 2021

Although the pandemic has disrupted our ways of life this past year, we have a reason to celebrate: HSJI turns 75 this summer. For three-quarters of a century we’ve provided precollege experiences for high school journalists and support for their advisers through workshops and college courses.

This year we are excited to continue that tradition.

We hope you’ll join us for a unique opportunity: an online journalism conference where you can connect with journalism professionals, other student journalists and award-winning advisers, including HSJI and Indiana University alumni.

Each day will include live keynote speakers and break-out sessions, which will meet from 1-5 p.m. EST. You also can connect with media professionals in Q & A sessions. We’ve planned evening social activities so you can meet others who share your passion for journalism. The best part: You can build your own schedule and attend the sessions that interest you most.

Come celebrate scholastic journalism with us and make connections that will last a lifetime.

Costs and deadlines:

The cost to attend the four-day conference is only $75 in celebration of HSJI’s 75th anniversary. To receive this rate you must register by June 25; late registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis and will cost $100. Registration will close July 7.

Refund policy:

Full refunds will be given if notified of a cancellation by June 25; no refunds beginning June 26.

Funding available to attend HSJI’s 75th Anniversary Conference:

Multicultural grants for students:

Covers the $75 registration fee for eligible students. Both the High School Journalism Institute and Indiana University define “multicultural” as people of different cultures, languages, ethnicities, races, religions, socioeconomic status or gender. Students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college are also welcome to apply. Apply by June 11.

Kemp grants for teachers:

The grants are intended for teachers who currently have journalism/media teaching or advising responsibilities or who are preparing for those responsibilities. The grant covers the $75 registration fee. Apply by June 11.


To register, complete the appropriate registration form below. Once you submit the registration form, you’ll be directed to a payment form. Both forms must be complete before your space is reserved. You may pay immediately with a credit card, choose to pay later by mailing in a check, or to pay with a school purchase order (you will need the PO# to enter on the form).

Accessing the virtual conference:

Two weeks prior to the virtual conference, registrants will receive an email explaining how to log on to the conference website and set up their access.

Registration Forms:

Grant Application Forms: