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. 27-30, 2022, to share their perspectives and learn from each other and from industry experts.

This year’s fall convention returns to Washington, D.C., our most popular convention site.

It also transforms into MediaFest22, as ACP and CMA join forces with the Society of Professional Journalists.

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 more than 100 sessions at the event, and vendor sponsors and educational institutions will exhibit their services to the collegiate-media market.

You can join ACP in celebrating its 100 years of serving student media.

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

Convention director

Serving as ACP/CMA convention director is Roderick “Rod” Wilson, American University, Washington, D.C.

At American, Wilson is assistant director for student involvement, and he advises four print/online student news medias, a photo art club, a literary magazine, radio station, TV station and a student record label.  

With a background in student affairs and development, he brings experience in project management and event planning to support our convention planning. 

Rod welcomes your ideas and input to make this convention a success.

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 100th year in 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: Marla Schrager

Fall National
College Media Convention

Oct. 27-30, 2022
Grand Hyatt Washington

> Register here

Convention sponsorships

To learn more about sponsorships and exhibiting at the convention trade show, contact ACP’s
Ashley Tilley, ashley@