ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention
Presented virtually Oct. 14-16, 2021
We had hoped for a reunion in New Orleans, but the Fall National College Media convention, is now virtual.
For the fall convention — the largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world — Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association present more than 350 practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups.
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 a typical attendance of 1,700 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 Spring National College Media Convention
March 3-5, 2022 • Hyatt Regency Long Beach
ACP’s spring convention returns in person, and the setting will snap the winter’s chill.
With dozens of learning sessions from experienced journalism professionals and advisers, the convention 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.
College Media Mega Workshop
ACP / College Media Association / College Media Business & Advertising Managers
presented virtually July 19-30, 2021
Sponsored in July with CMA and CMBAM in Minneapolis, this workshop is a meeting of the minds. It 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 2020 workshop transformed in the Student Media Virtual Bootcamp, and we plan to return to our on-site workshop in July 2022.
The 2021 virtual workshop, like the one in 2020, will feature one-week tracks in a two-week timeframe.
Past workshops have offered specific tracks to prepare you —
Ad Rep Boot Camps • News/In-Depth Reporting • Advisers • Organizational Leadership
Broadcast • Sports Reporting • Design/Redesign • Student Ad Managers • Digital Journalism
Visual Storytelling • Feature Reporting • Yearbook/Magazine • Literary Magazine