Fall National College Media Convention
Associated Collegiate Press • College Media Association • Society of Professional Journalists
Oct. 27-30, 2022
Convention registration: Aug. 1-Oct. 17.
Early-bird registration deadline: Oct. 4.
Grand Hyatt DC, $229 flat room rate, through Oct. 4.
For the fall 2022 convention — the largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world — we’ll meet in partnership with the nation’s foremost association of journalists. ACP and College Media Association will join the Society of Professional Journalists for the fall convention in the nation’s capital.
Our DC conventions always attract large attendance, and rightfully so, with more than 350 practical and professional learning sessions and high-profile keynote speakers, many of them capitalizing upon DC professionals at the front lines of American journalism.
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 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.
March 9-11, 2023 • Hyatt Regency Embarcadero San Francisco
Registration: $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.
The former ACP Best of the Midwest Convention merged
into this ACP Spring National College Media Conference.
July 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
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.