Fall National College Media Convention

Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association are your hosts for the nation’s largest gathering of collegiate journalists, media students and advisers.

College media’s best and brightest will meet Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2024, in New Orleans to share their perspectives and learn from each other and from industry experts.

We invite college journalists and advisers at all levels of expertise who seeking advice and insight about student-produced media. The multi-day, on-site convention, with dynamic keynote speakers, will include networking opportunities, informative panel discussions, hands-on tutorials and access to media professionals.

The event will cover all aspects of college media, from rapidly changing multimedia platforms to newspaper, broadcast, yearbook and magazine journalism. Students will also benefit from career-focused sessions with guidance on career paths after graduation. Advisers will be offered special programming focused on their specific challenges.

There will be dozens of breakout sessions at the event, and vendor sponsors and educational institutions will exhibit their services to the collegiate-media market.

Other highlights of the event include a Best of Show competition for registrants of the convention, plus critiques for collegiate-media publications and organizations.

Associated Collegiate Press

Associated Collegiate Press is steadfast in its mission to serve student media, introduce new ideas and reinforce best practices, reward excellence, embrace diversity, and provide ample networking and partnership opportunities. Founded in 1921, ACP celebrates a century of serving student journalism.

Contact: Laura Widmer

College Media Association

The voice of collegiate media and its advisers, College Media Association serves student media pros, staffs and programs with education, research and resources. Founded in 1954 as the National Council of College Publications Advisers, CMA now has more than 600 members — the people who advise the nation’s collegiate media newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, broadcast and electronic media and their staffs  — from coast to coast.

Contact: Meredith Taylor

Convention sponsorships

Information about sponsorships and exhibits will be posted soon.

To learn more, contact ACP’s Karli Keith, karli@studentpress.org.

Fall conventions ahead

Sheraton New Orleans
Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2024

Fall conventions past


2023 • Atlanta

with the Society of Professional Journalists,
Washington, D.C.

2021 • virtual (New Orleans)
2020 • virtual (Atlanta)
2019 • Washington, D.C.
2018 • Louisville, Kentucky
2017 • Dallas

Previous conventions date to 1946.