2020 Contest Results

Arkansas College Media Association is pleased to announce the 2020 College Media award-winners for outstanding work. The ACMA Awards honor top student work within Arkansas two-year and four-year colleges and university publications.  Awards are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. Students publishing in news, magazine, yearbook, online, radio and TV formats are all-eligible.  …

ACMA Cancels Conference, Plans to Announce Winners Online

JONESBORO — The Arkansas College Media Association is cancelling the 2020 Spring Convention due to student safety concerns as a result of COVID-19. ACMA will post the winners online with a link added to its Facebook page. Each school may host its own ceremony if it wishes if when the virus allows. Schools that paid …

ACMA 2020 Conference update

Judging is underway and you will soon know the outcome of your submissions! However, many of you have asked questions about the upcoming Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA) conference on April 3, 2020. As of now, the Jonesboro campus of Arkansas State University remains open under normal operation and the Embassy Suites - Red Wolf …

Contest Extension granted

Due to external technology issues, we are granting more time to submit your work from the 2019 academic year for the contest. The Better BNC site will accept your late entry, without penalty, until Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm. If you are still having technical issues preventing you to submit please let me …

2020 ACMA Contest now open

The 2020 Arkansas College Media Association awards contest is now open for entries. Each year the ACMA awards competition attracts student journalists around the state to submit their best work from the 2019 academic year. Registration MUST be postmarked by March 14, 2020, and online submissions for the contest MUST be uploaded no later than …

Featured Presentation: Facebook Training for Journalists

This year's featured presentation at the Arkansas College Media Association's 2020 Spring Convention focuses on Facebook Training for Journalists. Raymond Ruiz is the founder of EGMN (El Gato Media Network), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides career development services for media students and young professionals. When not training young media professionals, he practices communications and digital …

National Federation of Press Women Contest

The NFPW national conference meets June  18-20, 2020, in Little Rock. Wouldn’t it be great to see Arkansas journalists, both professional and student, on the NFPW contest winner’s list? Please consider entering your own work and that of your staff. https://nfpw.org/professional-contest-2/ Contest entry fees vary by state; go here to learn about fees for Arkansans. See …

SPJ Scholarship

The Society of Professional Journalists — Arkansas Pro Chapter Scholarship/Education Committee asks your help in identifying students from your program for two scholarships. Each of the $1,000 scholarships will go to a student enrolled during the 2020-2021 academic year. It will go to a student who is academically qualified, who needs financial aid, and who shows …

2020 Conference Hotel Registration Available

The ACMA 2020/ASU conference will be held Friday, April 3, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro--Red Wolf Convention Center, https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/jbrjoes-embassy-suites-jonesboro-red-wolf-convention-center/. The hotel is located on the campus of Arkansas State University and has the restaurant Houlihan’s in house.  Guests receive a complimentary breakfast and have access to a complimentary evening …