10 Journalism and Media Conferences to Attend in Summer & Fall 2012

Below is a list of what I consider to be the 10 most interesting and indispensable national and international get-togethers this summer and fall for those practicing, teaching, and learning the craft of journalism.  They focus on a variety of skills and media and cover both the educational and professional sides of the field.  (Click on each image for more information.)

Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference, June 2012, Boston

NABJ Convention & Career Fair, June 2012, New Orleans

CMA Summer Advisers Workshop, St. Petersburg

AEJMC Conference, August 2012, Chicago

UNITY Convention, August 2012, Las Vegas

SPJ/RTDNA Excellence in Journalism, September 2012, Fort Lauderdale

Online News Association Conference, September 2012, San Francisco

Society for News Design Conference, Sept.-Oct. 2012, Cleveland

CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention, Oct. 2012, Atlanta

ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, Oct.-Nov. 2012, Chicago

International Conf. on Journ. & Mass Comm., Dec. 2012, Singapore

Please let me know, politely: What other conferences should be on this list???  Depending on their merits, I will add them immediately.  (To be clear upfront, I did not include workshops, boot camps or regional conferences.)

2 Responses to “10 Journalism and Media Conferences to Attend in Summer & Fall 2012”
  1. Prof KRG says:


    I shared this post on Twitter and David Sheets let me know that SND’s conference is in Cleveland this year. St. Louis was last year.

    This is a great list! Thanks for sharing. It helps me plan my year.


  2. Dan says:

    Kenna- Thanks so much! Just made the switch. In Africa for the past two weeks and have had limited net access. Please tell David to get SND to update its website! I should have noticed the dates but it’s all STL on there, no Cleveland. Hope all’s well with you. :)