Why attend the fall convention?

The Fall National College Media Convention — the nation’s largest gathering of college journalists, media students and their advisers — will convene virtually Oct. 22-24. 

The convention has a rich history of sessions, keynotes, awards, critiques and vendor exhibits, and this year’s virtual format, with no travel costs, makes the full convention more accessible than ever — at a time when we need it most.

We’re assembling vibrant programming for this year. Presented on the Pathable platform, the program will offer even more professional speakers, with attendee access to keynote speeches and breakout sessions for up to two weeks. If you register for a pre-convention workshop, you’ll get the same two-week access.

Participating will be college students and advisers seeking training, networking advice and tips about student-produced media, across platforms. We’re planning noteworthy keynote speakers and sessions that will cover all aspects of college media, from rapidly evolving digital content to newspaper, broadcast, yearbook and magazine journalism. 

Besides the keynotes and breakout sessions, each convention day we’ll offer 50-minute critique sessions for which you can register. Students can also benefit from career-focused sessions with guidance on life 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.

Other highlights of the event include ACP and CMA’s exclusive awards programs, critiques for college media publications, and a film and audio festival and competition.

Watch this site for details as they’re confirmed. And make plans to join us.