THE NATION’S LARGEST GATHERING OF COLLEGIATE JOURNALISTS, MEDIA STUDENTS AND THEIR ADVISERS

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2019 and 2022 convention photos by Bradley Wilson, Midwestern State University

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The fall convention returns to the South in 2024, from Wednesday to Sunday, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, in New Orleans.

Sponsored by Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association, the nation’s largest gathering of college journalists and advisers meets
at Sheraton New Orleans for four days of sessions, speakers, critiques and contests.

Attending the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention offers a multitude of benefits for college students and media enthusiasts alike. This convention provides a unique opportunity to network with industry professionals, learn from seasoned journalists, and gain valuable insights into the ever-evolving world of media and journalism.

By attending workshops, panels and keynotes, participants can enhance their skills, stay up-to-date with the latest trends, and exchange ideas with like-minded individuals. With attendance near 1,000 delegates, the convention serves as a platform for showcasing student work, receiving feedback from experts, and exploring potential career opportunities. Whether you are a budding journalist, aspiring media professional, or simply passionate about the power of storytelling, the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention is a must-attend event to expand your knowledge, grow your network and ignite your passion for media.

 

HELPFUL INSTRUCTION

Hundreds of instructional sessions on how to improve your publications and sites — and serve your readers and community. Our sessions help staffs and schools of all sizes and skill levels.

> Look through the hundreds of convention sessions in our 20 learning tracks.

Pre-convention workshops take a deep dive into trends and technology.

HONORS & RECOGNITION

The top national awards
in collegiate media —

ACP awards
Pacemakers in broadcast, innovation, magazine, multiplatform and newspaper/newsmagazine, 
plus Individual Awards
and Best of Show

> CMA awards
Pinnacles
honoring organizations and individuals,
Adviser Awards

CMA FILM & AUDIO FESTIVAL

Join us for our showcase of collegiate film and audio.

NATIONAL NETWORKING

On-site critiques with
common-sense feedback
from experienced advisers, editors and journalists.

Convention receptions to meet students and advisers from across the country, including Radio Television Digital News Directors attendees.

MEDIA TOURS

Learn more about the city and its media with one of our media tours.

TRADE SHOW

Always a convention highlight, our exhibits feature collegiate journalism programs and companies with decades of experience helping advisers and students.

> Trade show & sponsorships

MEDIA ZONE

One of the best parts of our conventions is meeting students and advisers from across the nation. The Media Zone is a designated location where students and advisers can exhibit their work and network with others.