Welcome back to school!

Hello, California college journalism world, and welcome back to school! We at CCMA are starting the year full of ideas and renewed energy, as we sure you are, too. We look forward to this year of shared support and enrichment.

As you make plans and work on your calendars, we wanted to remind you of a few upcoming events:

Adviser Roundtables: The California Journalism Education Coalition, with the help of CCMA, will be hosting two FREE events this fall for advisers, one in northern California and one in Southern California. The events will consist of themed roundtable discussions in which you can share what’s working and not working on your campus, and hopefully get encouragement and helpful ideas from your colleagues. Each event will also feature a keynote panel of media professionals who will talk about shifts in their newsrooms and what these changes mean for our students.

Northern California: Friday, Sept. 21 at Sacramento State, see the attached Solutions 2012 image

Southern California: Friday, Oct. 19 at Cal State Northridge, stay tuned for details.

We’d also like to ask you to fill out a survey so we can help Cal-JEC plan for the events.

Annual Mail-in Contest: Contest entry information and forms will be online and will be mailed to schools by mid-October. The entry deadline will be in mid December. This is also when payments for the new year of membership are due.

Annual Conference and Awards Banquet: Be looking for information to come in 2013 about our annual spring event! This year’s event will be in Northern California.

As always, we invite you to participate with us this year, whether by attending our events, sending us suggestions, sharing with us news from your campus, or joining one of our committees. If you’d like to find out more about how you can get involved, please contact us at cacollegemedia@gmail.com.

We look forward to renewing our partnership with you!

Sincerely,

Amy Emmert

president, CCMA

adviser, UCLA