College of Journalism and Communication Summer Institute Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                 Jeanny Lavache, public relations intern

April 1, 2016                                                                                                       University of Florida

2019 Weimer Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: (352) 392-3261


University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications 2016 Summer Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— The University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications is hosting its annual summer institute from June 19-24. The Institute will be held on UF campus and will offer an immersive experience to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The registration deadline is May 30, 2016.

The CJC Summer Institute is a six-day, five-night experience that gives the students the opportunity to do hands-on work and learn new skills in areas such as technology, interviewing and the use of professional equipment. Each day will begin with a morning elective chosen by the student.  Some of the electives include advertising, broadcasting, journalism and public relations options.

After morning electives students will attend a keynote address from a professional in the communications field.

Students are encouraged to pick an area that they might be interested in and take a deeper dive


through afternoon tracks. Afternoon tracks allow students to choose one area of specialization in mobile reporting, sports reporting, photojournalism, filmmaking, radio/podcasting, writing, broadcast news reporting or yearbook. They will attend these specialized classes every afternoon and build on skills learned in prior sessions.

The cost for the CJC Summer Institute, which includes food, housing and classes, is $795.  Students will be housed in the Simpson Hall dorms and dine in the Gator Dining Hall.

“CJC summer institute has a very long, deep history in our college. As a result of that, and as a result of changing through the years to adapt to industry changes, this is an excellent experience for someone who might be searching for a career path,” said Professor Bridget Grogan, institute co-director.

The University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications has proudly offered the summer workshop in Gainesville for more than 50 years.

For more information visit or contact Bridget Grogan at or 352-294-1503. Search #CJCSI2016 on Twitter.

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