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ACP Midwinter National College Journalism Convention

Upcoming convention

31st Annual ACP
National College Journalism Convention

Feb. 26–March 1, 2015
Sheraton Universal, Los Angeles

The Midwinter National College Journalism Convention is a gathering of college journalists and advisers. Associated Collegiate Press prepares more than 100 practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups. Other convention activities include tabletop exhibits from vendors who sell to student media, ACP’s Best of Show contest, receptions, and critiques of student news media.

Breakout sessions for news media, both print and online outlets, are planned to meet the publishing and broadcasting needs of all college and university student media. Some are specifically for college dailies, some for journalists at community colleges and private schools. Whether it’s ethics and law, technology and design, advertising and business operations, photography and art, how to use the latest software or just the basics of news writing and reporting, this convention covers all the bases.

With typical attendance of more than 750 and growing fast, the ACP midwinter 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 sometimes partners with a state or regional association to assist with programming or to hold affiliate events.

About the site:
This convention is typically self-contained at a hotel in a major city in the West.

ACP Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention

Previous convention

23rd Annual ACP
Best of the Midwest
College Journalism Convention

Feb. 7–9, 2014
Radisson Plaza, Minneapolis

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Download convention program (PDF)

The Best of the Midwest Convention is a gathering of college news journalists and advisers working with print and online media. Associated Collegiate Press prepares about 30 practical learning sessions, including general topic keynotes, problem-solving breakouts and discussion groups. Other convention activities include ACP’s Best of Show contest for general excellence, Best of the Midwest individual contests, a reception, and critiques of student news media.

With typical attendance of around 250 delegates, the ACP Best of the Midwest gathering has become an annual place to seek solutions, share success stories, discover trends and network with students and advisers from around the greater Midwest region.

About the site:
This convention is typically self-contained at a hotel in Minneapolis. Because the city is home to ACP's headquarters, the lower overhead costs mean the event expenses are lower and costs for attendees are kept low.

ACP Summer Journalism Workshops

previous workshop

32nd Annual ACP National College
Summer Journalism Workshops

June 5–8, 2014
University of Minnesota

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2nd Annual Journalism Leadership
and Management Conference

June 5–8, 2014
University of Minnesota

Two great workshops, co-located at the University of Minnesota for your convenience.

ACP Summer Workshops will immerse and train students at all levels of experience on the major facets of journalism media and technology. It starts with optional media tours and short courses on June 5 and is in full swing from Friday morning to Sunday at noon.

The Journalism Leadership and Management Conference (JLMC 2014), which takes place June 5-8, grows student leaders and is perfect for current or incoming editors-in-chief and managing editors.

Plan to bring the entire publication staff to the ACP Summer Workshops and JLMC 2014.

More soon about schedules, separate registration information/prices and travel discounts.

About the site:
Since 2009, this convention is typically self-contained on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis, using campus buildings for classes, computer labs and dorm housing. The campus is also home to ACP's headquarters.

ACP/CMA National College Media Convention

coming up

93rd Annual ACP/CMA
National College Media Convention

Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2014
Philadelphia Marriott downtown

Early-bird registration rates
Students: ACP members: $90 non-members $115 per person
CMA member advisers/Non-students $110 per person
Non-member advisers/Non-students $160 per person

Hotel rates
$199 (single/double)
$209 (triple/quad)


The National College Media Convention is the largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world. Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association partner to prepare 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 are planned to meet the publishing, online/digital and broadcasting needs of all college and university student media. Some are specifically for college dailies, some for journalists at community colleges and private schools. Others are for those looking for the latest information from the FCC affecting their campus radio station or how to use the latest software. Whether it’s ethics and law, technology and design, advertising and business operations, photography and art or just the basics of news writing and reporting, this convention covers all the bases.

With typical attendance of 2,000 to 2,500 delegates, the annual ACP/CMA 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.

If you wish to sponsor and purchase exhibitor space at this convention, please fill out the Sponsor/Exhibitor Contract.

   

Upcoming convention dates/sites:

  • Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2015, ACP-CMA Hilton, Austin, Texas
  • Oct. 21–23, 2016, Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention, Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C.
 

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