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First place winners from the CCMA’s annual California college media contest.

You’ve found the website of the California College Media Association, a nonprofit group that:
• fosters cooperation among colleges in the region
• speaks with a unified voice to address problems and issues that college news media face
• provides support and communications to advisers and editors
• nurtures college journalists, and
• shares resources.

 

2017 CCMA Contest Rules Available

Rules for this year’s California College Media Association contest are now posted on the CCMA website. Find them here.

Significant rule changes from last year’s contest include:
• New divisions. Contestants will now compete in three groups: four-year schools with enrollments of 10,000 or more, four-year schools with enrollments under 10,000 and community colleges.
• Schools may submit two entries per contest category; only one of those entries can place in the category.
• Newspaper and online categories have been combined.

The deadline for the 2017 contest submissions is 9 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2017. The submission portal will open Dec. 7.

Directions for submitting entries is available here.

Sacramento State Hornet being forced off campus

The offices of the Sacramento State’s student paper, The Hornet, are being moved more than a mile off campus during a two-year construction project despite protests from the adviser and staff.

Read more about it in this staff editorial: http://statehornet.com/2016/11/31248/

More about the project here: http://statehornet.com/2016/11/campus-facilities-to-be-closed-relocated-due-to-union-construction-project/

Adviser Stu VanAirsdale  (917-913-8654, stvcsus@gmail.com) and Editor-in-Chief Joel Boland (joel.m.boland@gmail.com) would appreciate your advice and support.

Are you ready for this year’s CCMA contest?

CCMA plans to open the online portal for this year’s contest Nov. 28. The deadline for entries will be Dec. 16.

Watch this space for a link to the online contest site. We’ve changed the way colleges and universities are grouped for competition and expanded the number of entries for each school, so be sure to read over the rules when they’re posted.

Also, plan to attend the CCMA awards banquet the evening of March 4 during the Associated Collegiate Press convention in San Francisco. Click here for convention information.

New CCMA board elected

The ballots have been cast. The results are in.

Voting for the California College Media Association Board of Directors closed at midnight Tuesday, June 1. Here are the results.

(All ran unopposed)
President – Mark Plenke, Chico State
Vice President (Conference/Training) – Brady Teufel, Cal Poly SLO
Vice President (Contests) – Michael Chute, California Baptist University
Treasurer – Gretchen Macchiarella, CSU Northridge
Secretary – Michael Longinow, Biola University
At-large board member – Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College
At-large board member – Richard Craig, San Jose State
At-large board member – Joe Wirt, California Newspaper Publishers Association
At-large board member – Stu VanAirsdale, Sacramento State

Two students each received one write-in vote for the student board seats.
Melisssa Hedrick, Biola
Angelene Wong, Biola

The two students seats have traditionally been filled by one person from northern California and one from southern California, so the board will have to decide how it wants to address having two students from one college on the board.

The vice president (membership) seat had no candidates and is unfilled, so the board will address that at its next meeting as well.

In addition to the new and re-elected board members, Barbara Kingsley will remain on the board as past-president.