Register for Spring Career Workshop & Awards Banquet: April 20-21, 2012 at CSU Fullerton

Join us for an exciting weekend focused on careers in the media industry and our annual awards dinner, honoring California’s best in college media. Reserve your spots early, seats are limited. DEADLINE: April 9, 2012. Scroll down to fill out the registration form. Download the flyer.

Schedule & information

Friday, April 20
>> 1:30 p.m.: Tour of the Orange County Register, open to the first 40 students who sign up. Meet in the lobby. For a map/directions, click here.
>> 6-8 p.m.: Students Night Out: Bowling, billiards, food and fun. Mix and mingle with other students at Titan Bowl & Billiards at Titan Student Union. For CSU Fullerton map, click here.

Saturday, April 21
>> 8 – 9 a.m.: Registration, CSU Fullerton Titan Student Union

Workshops: 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (pastries and lunch included)
>> Recent grads share their experiences in the real world (and how they landed a job).
>> From social media, blogs and a digital portfolio, how to  build your brand and get hired.
>> Crossover skills you will need to succeed in today’s market.
>> To go to grad school or not?
>> Interactive interview workshop.
>> One-on-one resume and cover letter critiques from the pros.

Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Titan Student Union
>> Join us for dinner as we recognize the year’s best in student media.

Cost

>> Friday – Orange County Register tour, student mixer — no cost, open to first 40 students who register
>> Saturday – Workshop + banquet: $55 for members, $65 non-members
>> Saturday – Banquet only: $40 for members, $50 non-members

Hotel & travel information

Airport: The John Wayne Airport is about 18 miles from the CSU Fullerton campus. For a map, click here.

Hotel: CCMA has booked a block of rooms at the Fullerton Marriott for $79 per night. It is next to the university and within walking distance of the Titan Student Union. Reserve your room early, call 1-714-738-7800 and mention the CCMA rate.

CSU Fullerton: For maps and parking information, click here. There is free parking in the State College Parking Structure (SCPS) which is near the Titan Student Union and at the Marriott Hotel (M-HTL). Directions to the Titan Student Union:

From the North:
Take the 57 Freeway South and exit at Yorba Linda Blvd.
Turn right (west) onto Yorba Linda Blvd.
Turn left (south) onto State College Blvd.
Turn left onto Student Union Way.
The Titan Student Union will be located in front of you.

 

From the South:
Take the 57 Freeway North and exit at Nutwood Ave.
Turn left (west) onto Nutwood Ave.
Turn right (north) onto State College Blvd.
Turn right onto Student Union Way.
The Titan Student Union will be located in front of you.
 
Download the map.
 

Registration & payment

Fill out the form below to register for the event. Calculate the amount owed based on the number of attendees and your membership status. Contact Melissa Lalum with any questions, 818-677-2243 or melissa.lalum@csun.edu.

To pay by credit card: Create or log in to your Paypal account and send payment to: ccmatreasurer@gmail.com

To pay by check:  Make it payable to CCMA, send to president Melissa Lalum:

CCMA Registration
c/o Daily Sundial
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8258

CCMA 2011 contest call for entries

The CCMA is seeking entries for the 2011 California College Media Competition. All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 12, 2011. Follow these instructions to enter the contest:

1. Download and read the rules and details about the competition.

2. If you have not done so this fall, fill out the membership form.

3. Renew your membership with a check payable to CCMA or submit your payment via PayPal. Log in to your account, or create a new one, and send the payment of $125 to the CCMA at ccmatreasurer@gmail.com.

4. Compile your entries. Follow the guidelines in the video below:

 

5. Mail payment, entry form(s), adviser signature page, one disk with visual entries and actual entries to:
California College Media Association
c/o Amy Emmert
118 Kerckhoff Hall
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1641

Questions? Contact Amy Emmert, aemmert@media.ucla.edu, or call 424-652-8644.

Fall 2011 Newsroom Tours

After polling students last year, we learned they want more local opportunities to meet professionals and get career advice. We are pleased to announce that the CCMA is coordinating a variety of newsroom tours this fall. Students in Southern California will have the chance to tour the Los Angeles Times or 89.3-KPCC and meet with journalists. In the Bay Area, students will be part of the audience for the “7Live” news show on ABC and then stay for a Q&A or visit the San Francisco Chronicle.

Space is limited to 15-20 people per tour, so please be considerate of other colleges when deciding how many to sign up from your organization. Registration is now open, please choose your region (southern or northern California) and fill out the correct form below.


 

 

CCMA welcomes you back for 2011-2012

The California College Media Association welcomes you to the 2011-12 school year.

We are excited about the upcoming year that will offer a variety of activities in your region. Our goal is to support student media throughout the state by offering enriching activities and networking events.

Newsroom tours
As you likely noticed, we are not offering a training workshop this fall. After polling students last year, we learned they want more local opportunities to meet professionals and get career advice. Registration is now open for a variety of newsroom tours this fall. Students in Southern California will have the chance to tour the Los Angeles Times and meet with journalists. In the Bay Area, students will be part of the audience for the “7Live” news show on ABC and then stay for a Q&A.

We are also planning events at NBC-4 in Los Angeles, KPCC in Pasadena and more in the Bay Area. Space is limited to 15-20 people per tour. We hope to offer more tours in the spring.

Upcoming events
In addition, CCMA is connecting with more local chapters of professional journalism associations (i.e., Society of Professional Journalists, California Chicano News Media Association) to include our students in their events or mixers. Check the CCMA website, our Facebook page and Twitter (@calcollegemedia) for these opportunities. We have added a calendar to our website to help everyone stay up on events around the state and important deadlines. Two upcoming events include:

• The California Chicano News Media Association’s annual Journalism Opportunities Fair, Oct. 20-21 at USC. This is FREE to students (they must pay $20 to register and it is refunded upon check-in). The dues are only free through Oct. 3, 2011, so register now. There will be resume workshops, critiques, access to recruiters and more.

• The annual AAJA-LA Trivia Bowl XVI, which is a fundraiser, is scheduled to take place on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at ABC7 studio in the L.A. area. Click here if your college wants to sponsor a team and participate.

Annual contest and career workshop in the spring
Stay tuned for details about our annual statewide contest — entries will be due in December. And, last, but not least, CCMA is planning a bigger and better career workshop and awards ceremony in the spring. The event will be help April 20-21, 2012, at CSU Fullerton and will include two days of workshops that focus on getting a job, tips on creating a digital portfolio, critiques, expert panels on hiring and much more. We will conclude the weekend with our awards ceremony that Saturday night.

On behalf of the CCMA board, we wish you well in the upcoming year. Feel free to offer feedback about the CCMA and what we can do to improve the student media experience throughout California. And, if you have an event to promote, don’t hesitate to contact us at cacollegemedia@gmail.com.

Best regards,

Melissa Lalum
President, California College Media Association
818-677-2243
cacollegemedia@gmail.com

CCMA 2010-2011award winners & link to past winners

This year’s California College Media Association Awards Banquet featured dozens of winners from across the state and a record turn out. The event, held at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, California, honored the best in the state’s student media and also recognized CNPA Legal Counsel Jim Ewert as a champion of First Amendment rights and CAL-JEC’s Educator of the Year Melissa Lalum, of California State University Northridge.

For a complete list of the 2010 winners, click here. To see past year’s winners, click here.

Check back in the fall for information about next year’s competition and banquet.

Each year the California College Media Association holds a competition to honor excellence in student media at junior college and university publications throughout the state. The competition typically draws hundreds of entries from both large and small schools. The contest is free for member publications.