Testimonials

I didn’t really understand what journalism was when I attended UF’s Summer Journalism Institute in 2013. All I knew was that I liked writing and a couple of my friends were going, so I thought it would be a fun time. And it was a fun time indeed — probably…

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Posted: April 25, 2018

The elective courses are cool because it’s like a little snapshot of a bigger subject. I took a data elective class and we didn’t go too deep. We learned how to use an excel spreadsheet and how to pull stories and ask better questions from just  a list of numbers.…

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Posted: March 27, 2018

You’re going to work with the writers, you’re going to work with the photographers, you’re going to work with the people that film and all that comes together because you can’t tell a story from just one side. People want to hear all the angles.  I decided to come to…

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Posted: March 27, 2018

I have made a lot of new friendships and I have been learning a ton of new  information that I wasn’t expecting to gain from this experience. Madeline Murphy attended the 2017 Summer Media Institute. 

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Posted: March 27, 2018

It has been above and beyond what I expected. I would recommend coming because you are going to learn so much and you are going to meet so many useful instructors. You’re going to learn a lot even from the other campers, like your peers. I have been working with…

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Posted: March 27, 2018

Dec. 12, 2017 At SMI, “I knew I had found my people” I am a freshman at the University of Florida. My story begins during my junior year of high school. My best friend stumbles across the College of Journalism and Communications Summer Media Institute website. I beg my parents…

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Posted: March 27, 2018