How to sign up
Tour sign-ups will take place online in advance during a limited window. Sign-ups will be available only in advance. Starting at 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 10 and ending at noon EDT Saturday, Oct. 13, you can sign up through a form at the bottom of this page. You will select the tour(s) you are interested in and be entered into a lottery for those tour(s). The form must be completed once by each conference attendee wishing to enter the tour lottery. Attendees will be randomly chosen and notified by email. If your name is chosen, you will be selected for only one tour. Space is limited on each tour, so please only select tours you can commit to attending.
Attending your tour
If you are selected for a tour, your confirmation email will include details on the meeting point for the tour. Attendees must be at the meeting point by the designated time, as tour groups must leave promptly to respect the arrangements made with local media outlets. All tours are within walking distance of the convention hotel. Groups will meet at the hotel and leave together to walk to the tour site as a group.
You must be registered for the National College Media Convention to sign up.
3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
ARTxFM is an independent, community-run radio station that amplifies art ideas and broadcasts creative, original programming on 91.7 FM, WXOX. The tour is scheduled during a live broadcast of “Hundred Proof Fountain,” an original show that often features live music performances.
9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26
CBS Interactive is the global digital unit for CBS Corporation, which includes dozens of internationally-recognized media brands. The tour will visit the Urban Smart Home, a test space for smart living products which are reviewed on CNET.com.
9:30 a.m.* and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
Part of the USA Today network, the Courier Journal is Kentucky’s largest newspaper and the recipient of 10 Pulitzer Prizes over its 150-year history. If you want to blend in with Louisville locals, called the paper by its nickname, the C-J.
9:45 a.m.* Thursday, Oct. 25
Insider Louisville is a nonprofit organization with a mission: To raise the level of civic engagement in the Louisville community. The online news site covers local business, government, education, health and culture.
10:15 a.m.* Thursday, Oct. 25
Kentucky Educational Television is the largest state-wide network of PBS stations in the United States. Through television, online and mobile, KET serves more than one million people each week. KET’s Louisville Production Center houses an outreach office and a high-definition studio, which is connected to the network’s main facility in Lexington through a high-speed fiber optic line.
Louisville Business First
9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26
Owned by American City Business Journals, Louisville Business First is the region’s leading source for business news, data and networking. In addition to publishing weekly in print and constantly online the company produces a number of events and specialty publications throughout the year.
Louisville Public Media
2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
Louisville Public Media operates three local NPR member stations: 89.3 WFPL News Louisville, 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville and 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville. The non-profit is also home to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, which relentlessly pursues investigate reporting in Louisville and across Kentucky. The center’s reporting is widely distributed through web, radio, television and print throughout the state.
Red Pin Media
2:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
Red Pin Media is the publisher of The Voice Tribune, LEO Weekly and Churchill Downs Magazine. The Voice-Tribune is Louisville’s oldest lifestyle publication, providing weekly coverage of the arts, entertainment, philanthropy, fashion, interior design, dining, health and beauty, business and sports. Founded by Congressman John Yarmuth, LEO Weekly provides the area with smart, incisive and irreverent news and commentary on politics, arts, music, cuisine and entertainment. Produced biannually, Churchill Downs Magazine offers readers an inside glimpse into the world of Thoroughbred racing and all that it entails.
11 a.m.* Thursday, Oct. 25
First broadcasting in March, 1950, WHAS became the second television station to sign on in the state of Kentucky. The station produced the first national broadcast of the Kentucky Derby in 1952. An ABC affiliate, WHAS serves the greater Louisville region and southern Indiana.
*Several tours are scheduled for Thursday morning while the pre-convention workshops will be taking place. Only enter the lottery for these tours if your travel plans will have you in downtown Louisville by that time, and if you aren’t registered for a pre-convention workshop.