Each year the Journalism Association of Community Colleges brings together the best and brightest freshmen/sophomore media students in the state at its NorCal and SoCal conferences and its State Convention. The fall regional conferences draw approximately 200-250 students each from the two California regions. And the State Convention draws more than 400 students from approximately 45 colleges.
Given that only about 60 of California’s 114 community colleges offer journalism programs, this means the JACC conferences are the single best way to reach out to the vast majority of the best media students in one place.
The California Community Colleges system is the largest higher educational system in the nation comprised of 72 districts and 114 colleges with more than 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training and basic skills education, prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions and offer opportunities for personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
The two regional conferences are held each October/November. The regional conferences are day-long events featuring workshops, contests, business meetings and networking. Both are held on college campuses.
The State Convention rotates each year between Sacramento and Los Angeles in convention hotels, and is held in late March/early April. It runs from Thursday through Saturday. Most exhibitors find this an excellent venue for making valuable contacts with media students, professors, related organizations and education officials.
For more information, contact the JACC faculty president on the board of directors..