• ACP Spring National College Media Conference

    ACP Spring National College Media Conference

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

    March 7-9, 2024
    La Jolla, California, north of San Diego

    Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Avetine, $259 flat rate

    $149 early bird, by Feb. 6. $169 starting Feb. 7.

    ACP’s spring conference is a popular West Coast event — with great locations, at a great time to get away.

    With dozens of learning sessions from experienced journalism professionals and advisers, the conference gives 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.

    2025: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Long Beach, California, March 6-8, 2025
    $259 flat rate

    2026: Hyatt Embarcadero, San Francisco, March 5-7, 2026
    $259 single/double, $279, triple/quad

    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 18-20, 2024 / Minneapolis

    Accommodations on campus
    $65 per night: private bedroom, shared bath
    $50 per night: shared bedroom, shared bath.

    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 2024 workshop offers specific tracks to prepare you for the year ahead —

    Leadership • Design • Reporting • Advanced reporting
    Deliberative journalism through audience engagement
    Business/advertising • Sports • Advisers
    Magazine • Yearbook • Photo & video
    Broadcast • Digital reporting & storytelling
    Social media promotion/audience engagement

  • Fall National College Media Convention

    Fall National College Media Convention

    Associated Collegiate Press • College Media Association
    Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2024 • Sheraton New Orleans
    Rooms: $245 flat rate

    Sponsored by Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association, the nation’s largest gathering of college journalists and advisers returns to one of its most popular destinations — New Orleans — 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.

    The nation’s top awards in collegiate media will be presented, including ACP Pacemakers and CMA Pinnacles.

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

    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.