CCMA student board member applications open

The California College Media Association is accepting nominations for student board members for 2014-15. The board is seeking one student board member each from Northern and Southern California and one at-large board member. Students would be expected to take part in monthly teleconference meetings and would likely help with the organizations recruiting, website and social media. Deadline is Sept. 10.

For more information: http://www.calcollegemedia.org/who-we-are/student-board-member-application/

Journalism conference Sept. 6 at Chapman U

The Orange County Press Club and Chapman University are sponsoring an all-day journalism conference on the Orange campus, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, so far featuring nine Pulitzer Prize winners and five nonfiction authors, including the New York Times best-selling co-author of “Killing Lincoln,” “Killing Kennedy,” and “Killing Jesus.”

The conference is open to everyone, with fees of $25 for students and those retired from journalism (including academics), $50 for working journalism professionals/journalism teachers and Press Club members, and $75 for all others. Register and pay at www.orangecountypressclub.com.


CCMA summer scholarship awarded

Risa Johnson

Risa Johnson

Risa Johnson, features editor at The Orion, has been awarded the California College Media Association Career Development Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is designed to give financial assistance to a student who needs support in order to pursue studies or practical experience. Risa will use the money to support her summer internship at Venues Today.  CCMA received only one scholarship application, so only one grant was awarded.

Congratulations to the 2013-14 CCMA Excellence in Student Media contest winners

CCMA 2014 general excellence winners

CCMA 2014 general excellence winners: CSU Chico’s Orion, Mt. SAC’s Substance Magazine, UC Berkeley’s The Daily Californian, and UCLA’s Daily Bruin.

More than 150 students and advisers turned out Saturday, March 1, 2014, for our annual awards ceremony in San Diego.  Congratulations to all the winners. Check out the list of winners, with judges’ comments, and a social media story, here.




CCMA: Training, Support, Recognition

The California College Media Association is a statewide organization that works to stimulate communication, organization and leadership among California media students and advisers at community colleges and universities in California.

This year, CCMA is connecting with more local chapters of professional journalism associations to include our students in their events or mixers. Check here, our Facebook page and Twitter (@calcollegemedia) for these opportunities. Or email us at  cacollegemedia@gmail.com.

The organization was founded in 2003 by a group of media advisers dedicated to supporting student journalists. The group hosts an annual training workshop aimed at arming students with the most innovative ideas in media and a yearly excellence in student media competition showcasing the best in the state.