A Snapshot of Your Future

CJC’s Summer Media Institute (SMI) is a five-night, six-day workshop in which high school students are immersed in journalism and communications.


SMI 2024 will be held June 23 to 28 in Gainesville.

Take part in an assortment of electives and specializations, and learn from award-winning UF instructors and industry stalwarts. Seize the hands-on opportunity to spend time in state-of-the-art university facilities – and to begin preparing for careers in the rapidly changing media environment – at the home of one of the largest and most comprehensive journalism and communications programs in the nation. Students with a passion and talent for storytelling and communication are especially invited.

View 2024 Specializations here.

View the 2024 Schedule here.

Preview offered electives here.

SMI 2024 has reached capacity.


Want to hear from SMI alumni? Visit our testimonials page.

Alumni Testimonials: Are you or your parent(s) a CJC alumnus who attended the Summer Media Institute prior to 2023? If so, we want to hear from you/them. Want to help inspire a future Gator to register for this once in a lifetime experience? Please contact us at cjcalumni@jou.ufl.edu.