Past Conferences

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North Carolina College Media Association formed in December 2007 and offered its initial one-day conference on Saturday, April 5, 2008, in the School of Media and Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. That conference marked the launch of the N.C. College Media Association, based in the N.C. Scholastic Media Association offices. Sessions focused on fall 2008 election coverage. Other topics included photography management, adviser networking, understanding polls, open government and technology troubleshooting.

2008 agenda
2008 speakers

N.C. State University’s Office of Student Media hosted the 2009 conference. Sessions addressed business/economic coverage and new media such as Soundslides and incorporating video into websites.

2009 agenda
2009 speakers

The 2010 conference at Elon University focused on the business side of media. Several Elon School of Communication faculty taught sessions in design, multimedia and photography.

2010 agenda
2010 speakers

The 2011 conference at Appalachian State University featured sessions on covering the arts. Representatives of the arts community offered instruction in review writing, arts coverage and design.

2011 agenda
2011 speakers

Winston-Salem State University hosted the 2012 conference, and Roxanne Jones of ESPN was guest speaker. WSSU faculty were joined by political reporters and representatives from the then upcoming national political convention.

2012 agenda
2012 speakers

N.C. A&T State University highlighted its place in the science community in 2013 with a conference focused on science journalism.

2013 agenda
2013 speakers

UNC-Asheville was to host the 2014 conference that was canceled because of weather.

In 2015, the organization celebrated the state’s college media with an awards presentation, instructional sessions and dessert tasting at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism.

Greensboro College hosted the 2016 conference, which focused on reporting on race.

2016 agenda
2016 speakers

Elon University hosted the 2017 conference, which focused on topics such as media analytics, data journalism and mobile photography.

2017 agenda
2017 speakers

NC State University hosted the 2018 conference, which focused on design thinking and arts coverage.

2018 agenda
2018 speakers