Join us
July 18-20, 2024,
for our hands-on
collegiate workshop.


Why this


Experienced advisers and professionals teach the training tracks you need — in a constructive, supportive environment.

Training tracks are built with you in mind. We’ll meet you where your skills are.

Registration and accommodations are easy on your budget. Check the details below.

Critiques help you with practical, constructive advice.

Ideas inspire you and your staff.

Working across platforms, we’ll offer the programming — and the insight — that you’ll need to succeed next year. 

Get the training you need for what’s ahead

Make plans now for ACP’s annual summer workshop,
the College Media Mega Workshop,
July 18-20, 2024, at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus.

This workshop has trained hundreds of collegiate journalists and advisers,
and it’s prepared them for their challenges going into the academic year.

Our 2024 workshop offers specific tracks to prepare you for the year ahead —

Reporting • Advanced multimedia storytelling • Design • Advanced design • Broadcasting • Sports writing • Photojournalism  • Advisers • Leadership • Business / Advertising • Specialty publications: yearbook and magazine

We are excited to announce the Bill Elsen Journalism Excellence Scholarship, an opportunity for aspiring journalists to advance their education and careers. Applications are welcomed until July 1, so be sure to submit yours soon. The recipient of the scholarship will be contacted by July 3. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship page. Don’t miss this chance to take the next step in your journalism journey!

Workshop photos by Bradley Wilson 

Thursday at 11 am keynote speaker is Ailsa Chang from NPR’s All Things Considered.

Ailsa Chang is an award-winning journalist who hosts All Things Considered along with Ari Shapiro, Mary Louise Kelly and Juana Summers. She landed in public radio after practicing law for a few years.

Chang is a former Planet Money correspondent, where she got to geek out on the law while covering the underground asylum industry in the largest Chinatown in America, privacy rights in the cell phone age, the government’s doomed fight to stop racist trademarks, and the money laundering case federal agents built against one of President Trump’s top campaign advisers.

Previously, she was a congressional correspondent with NPR’s Washington Desk. She covered battles over healthcare, immigration, gun control, executive branch appointments, and the federal budget.

Herndon headlines Friday’s keynote

Astead W. Herndon is a national politics reporter for the New York Times and a political analyst for CNN. He is host of the politics podcast “The Run-Up.” In 2019, Herndon was the Times campaign reporter for Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign. Previously, Herndon was an integral part of the Times’ 2020 presidential election team, beginning in the Democratic primary.
Herndon is a former Washington bureau and city hall reporter for the Boston Globe.

Accommodations on campus

Accommodation selections must be added to your registration no later than noon CST, July 3 to secure your spot. 

$65 per night
Private bedroom, community bath.

$50 per night
Shared bedroom, community bath.


$11 daily

East Bank Oak Street Ramp

Reserve your residence hall room/s first through workshop registration. ACP will send you information the second week of July.

Workshop registration

Early bird pricing is $229 until July 1 and is $259 after. Registration deadline is July 15.


July 18 – registration opens in Murphy Hall 8:30 am – 11 am