• ACP Spring National College Media Conference

    ACP Spring National College Media Conference

    March 9-11, 2023  •  Hyatt Regency Embarcadero San Francisco

    Sponsored with the California College Media Association
    and the Journalism Association of Community Colleges

    Register by March 3: $135 ACP/CCMA/JACC members and $170 non-members
    Rooms: $245 single/double and $260 trip/quad

    ACP’s spring conference returns to San Francisco, one of our favorite sites for one of our best conferences.

    With dozens of learning sessions from experienced journalism professionals and advisers, the conference will give you that much-needed boost to conclude the academic year and prepare you for what’s ahead.

    Reporting and editing across platforms. Digital storytelling.
    Re-tooled print products, PDFs and newsletters.
    Social-justice reporting and inclusion.
    Visuals and design. Leadership, recruitment and training.

    These topics and more will be on the agenda, from the fundamentals to the latest trends. You and your staff can learn from colleagues across California and across the nation, with critiques, advice and feedback. Enter ACP’s popular Best of Show competition for registrants, and celebrate the year’s JACC awards.

    2024 ACP spring conference
    Hyatt Regency La Jolla, La Jolla, California, March 7-9, 2024

    The former ACP Best of the Midwest Convention merged
    into this ACP Spring National College Media Conference.


  • ACP College Media Mega Workshop

    ACP College Media Mega Workshop

    July 20-22, 2023 / Minneapolis

    ACP’s annual summer workshop has trained hundreds of collegiate journalists and advisers, and it’s prepared them for their challenges going into the academic year.

    Past workshops have served up to 500 registrants at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota, with residence-hall accommodations available for affordability.

    The workshop will offer specific tracks to prepare you for the year ahead —

    Reporting • Organizational leadership • Sports

    Design/redesign • Digital journalism • Visual storytelling • Yearbook

  • Fall National College Media Convention

    Fall National College Media Convention

    Associated Collegiate Press • College Media Association
    Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2023 • Hyatt Regency Atlanta

    Rooms: $205 single/double/quad

    The fall convention returns to the South in 2023. The largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world will meet in Atlanta for three days of sessions, keynote speakers, critiques and contests.

    Plus we’ll offer our traditional hands-on workshops and discussion groups, including our focused pre-convention workshops.

    Other convention activities include an exhibit hall with vendors who sell to student media, ACP’s Best of Show contest, receptions, awards convocations, critiques and a newspaper job fair.

    Breakout sessions for newspapers, online outlets, broadcast stations, yearbooks and magazines meet the publishing, online/digital and broadcasting needs of all college and university student media — including sessions on collegiate media in this transformational time.

    Some sessions are specifically for larger collegiate-media organizations. Others support journalists and advisers with smaller staffs, including those at community colleges and private schools. Other sessions are for those looking for the latest information from trends, platforms and funding sources. Whether it’s ethics and law, technology and design, advertising and business operations, photography and illustration or just the basics of news writing and reporting, this convention covers all the bases.

    With attendance upwards of 1,000 delegates, the annual fall gathering has become the place to seek solutions to the most challenging publishing and broadcasting problems, share success stories, see what’s new in the media marketplace, discover trends and network with students and advisers from the United States, Canada and often other countries.

  • ACP Digital DC Workshop

    Digital DC

    NEW in 2022 / ACP’s bootcamp with the pros for data-driven storytelling

    July 24-28, 2022 / Washington, D.C.
    $450 (includes workshop and housing)

    Consider applying to join Digital DC, our first summer workshop focused on data-driven storytelling.

    A talented team of experienced journalists will instruct you with hands-on instruction and projects that will advance your skills.

    You’ll stay at the Pepperdine University House in D.C., and the workshop fee includes these accommodations.

    We have a limited number of spots available for this five-day training bootcamp. Applications are due by Wednesday, June 1.