Renew. Re-charge.
Re-set. Re-connect.

Join us in mid-March for the spring edition of the nation’s largest gathering of collegiate journalists and advisers — the Spring National College Media Convention, March 18-20.

This virtual convention is scheduled when we need it most, after a tough winter and a tough year. We’ve quarantined and kept our distance. We’ve remote reported and remote edited and remote designed. We’ve photographed and broadcast and recorded the history unfolding before us.

And now, more than ever, we need each other as journalists. We need to share our stories, to learn from each other, to give each other a pat on the back.

That’s how ACP and CMA are approaching this virtual convention — with educational sessions, keynote speakers, critiques and the ACP Best of Show competition. And CMBAM will present its time-tested training programs on strengthening our advertising and marketing.

Hope you can join us and share your stories.

Convention rates &
tentative schedule

We’ve priced the convention to be affordable,
with some great early-bird rates
through March 5.

Thursday, March 18
Critiques through the day
Afternoon pre-convention workshops

Friday & Saturday, March 19 & 20
Breakout sessions, critiques & a daily keynote speaker

Saturday, March 20
ACP Best of Show awards



Sign up for a pre-convention workshop

Our March 18 workshops tackle an expanded session on a specific topic.

Our spring lineup —
Social-justice reporting
Digital storytelling
Press rights
Handling microaggressions
Solutions journalism
Advanced informational graphics
Advanced print design & redesign


Submit a session proposal
by Feb. 8.

We’re taking a different approach for this convention. Yes, we’ll have traditional training sessions, and we welcome your ideas on those. 

But, to break the Zoom gloom, we’re also planning a range of discussion sessions. Over the miles, we’ll bring together students and advisers to talk, to share what they’ve accomplished through the pandemic and to make plans for the challenges ahead.

What have we learned?
What have we accomplished?
What’s next?


Enter ACP’s Best of Show

Check out the categories in this ever-popular competition for convention participants.