About the convention
The Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention is a gathering of college news journalists and advisers working in both print and digital media.
Associated Collegiate Press prepares about 30 practical learning sessions, including general-topic keynotes, problem-solving breakouts and discussion groups.
Other convention activities include ACP’s Best of Show contest for general excellence, Best of the Midwest individual contests, a reception and critiques of student news media.
With typical attendance of about 250 delegates, the gathering has become an annual place to seek solutions, share success stories, discover trends and network with students and advisers from around the greater Midwest region.
Through education, training and recognition programs for members, Associated Collegiate Press promotes the standards and ethics of good journalism as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast and electronic media in the United States.
ACP is a division of National Scholastic Press Association, a non-profit educational institution based in Minneapolis and incorporated in Minnesota.
The ACP collegiate division and the NSPA high-school division educate and recognize student journalists, media advisers and educators across the United States and abroad. Their conventions are the nation’s largest gatherings of student journalists, and their Pacemaker Awards are recognized as the Pulitzer Prizes of student journalism.
And its Minnesota High School Press Association division supports high school and junior high/middle school journalists and their advisers with the state.
NSPA/ACP celebrates its centennial in 2021.