Jan. 5, 2021
Session proposals for the
Spring National College Media Convention
Happy 2021, everyone!
We’re looking forward to spring — and the Spring National College Media Convention, presented virtually March 18-20. We invite you to join the fun.
Please share your session proposal by Feb. 8.
For this virtual convention, we’re taking a different approach. 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? And what’s next?
We’re recruiting moderators for these informal discussion sessions — and we especially want students to share their experiences and launch the discussions.
What categories and topics are we thinking about? The list below will give you a sense of what we’re aiming for. Feel free to adapt or add topics with your session proposal.
Whether it’s a topic, an experience, a speaker or a contributor, please send your suggestions our way.
Here’s to a great spring — and a great spring convention. Thank you!
Business: advertising & marketing
Broadcast: video, audio, podcasts
Digital: multimedia & online
Magazine: literary magazine
Magazine: feature magazine
Newspaper & newsmagazine
Reporting & writing
Editorial / opinion / commentary
Specialty reporting: campus, community, business, politics, government, entertainment
Leadership & staff management
Diversity & justice
Faith & religion
Careers & professional development
Affinity group (birds of a feather)
with session examples
What we’ve learned
Remote staff recruitment & management
Adding diverse voices into our coverage
Adding diverse voices into our commentary
How our universities are handling COVID
Remote sports reporting
New emphasis on digital reporting
What we’ve accomplished
Coverage show and tell
What is post-COVID collegiate journalism?
Building & sustaining relationships
Content sharing partnerships
Racial & social justice