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 2021.
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
ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention
Oct. 13-17, 2021 • tentatively in person
The National College Media Convention is 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, 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/CMA Spring National College Media Convention
March 18-20, 2021 • virtual convention
Join us in mid-March for the spring edition of the nation’s largest gathering of collegiate journalists and advisers — the Spring National College Media Convention, March 18-20, 2021.
This virtual convention is scheduled when we need it most, after a tough winter and a tough year. We’ve quarantined and kept our distance. We’ve remote reported and remote edited and remote designed. We’ve photographed and broadcast and recorded the history unfolding before us.
And now, more than ever, we need each other as journalists. We need to share our stories, to learn from each other, to give each other a pat on the back.
That’s how we’re approaching this virtual convention — plus educational sessions, keynote speakers, critiques and the ACP Best of Show competition. And CMBAM will present its time-tested training programs on strengthening our advertising and marketing.
Hope you can join us and share your stories.