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.

CCMA Honors Leland Yee

The California College Media Association honored Sen. Leland Yee Saturday, April 17 at its annual awards banquet for his years of service toward maintaining a free student press.

Yee has sponsored and passed two remarkable bills in his eight years as an assemblyman and senator. Both laws protect student media at high schools, and public and private universities, elevating this state’s free speech protections to some of the toughest in the nation.

Yee was most recently selected to oversee the state’s public records and open-meeting laws. After serving four years in the Assembly, Yee was elected to the Senate in November 2006. This award, named after Yee, will be given out annually to an educator, student, politician or citizen who fights on behalf of student media.