LSPA Summer Institute | LSU Manship School of Mass Communication

LSPA Summer Institute



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Housed at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, the Louisiana Scholastic Press Association (LSPA) Summer Institute prepares high school sophomores, juniors, se­niors and incoming LSU students to tell the world’s stories through media.

Our mission is to equip students with advanced skills in journalism, digital media, broadcast reporting, public rela­tions, advertising and more.

Build your skills in...

  • Video Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Writing & Editing
  • Social Media & Digital Advertising

When and where will the 2024 LSPA Summer Institute take place?

  • The 2024 program will run from July 9-12, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.
  • The program will take place at the LSU Journalism Building at the Manship School of Mass Communication on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

What will I be doing?

  • Learn the fundamentals of writing, broadcast and digital journalism, graphic design, video production, social media and more.
  • Discover new techniques to improve your digital storytelling skills.

Who can attend?High school students behind the Tiger TV desk

  • High school sophomores, juniors, seniors and incoming college freshmen interested in mass communication, journalism and/or students involved in their student newspaper, yearbook, broadcast or digital news programs
  • Enrollment is limited to 25 students on a first-come, first-served basis. 

What is the cost?

  • The cost is $200 per student, which covers meals and cost for materials and activities.
  • Participants are responsible for travel and related expenses to and from the LSU campus.

How do I apply to participate?

LSPA c/o Kyrin Lewis

LSU Manship School of Mass Communication

211 Journalism Building

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

    • STEP 3: Check your email (from for confirmation of enrollment and payment receipt.

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