Journalism Association
of Community Colleges


Upcoming events

    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • JACC membership

    Go here to generate an invoice for your school's 2018-19 membership dues. There are two options: you may pay the membership dues separately, or you may bundle the membership fee with the regional and state contest entry fees.

    Members who select this option and decide to enter a JACC publication contest/s will have to generate one or two additional invoices during the year, one in January 2019 for the $100 entry fee for the state contest, and one in June 2019 for the $100 entry fee for the regional contest.

    • 17 Feb 2019
    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 11:30 PM
    • Online

    Use this "event" option to create an invoice to pay the entry fee for the 2019 JACC Regional Publication contests, both NorCal and SoCal. The contests are open to all current 2018-19 JACC member community colleges from both the northern and southern regions.

    The contest eligibility period is for work published during the the academic year: Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

    The contest entry and fee deadline is June 30, 2019.

    New this year was the opportunity for JACC members to pay their contest fees as part of a membership bundle. Below is the list of colleges who prepaid contest fees through the bundle and do not have to generate a contest entry fee invoice. If your college is not on the list and believe it should be, please contact Cindy McGrath at Everyone else should generate an invoice and pay the $100 contest entry fee. Thanks.

    College of the Sequoias
    De Anza College
    Diablo Valley College
    East Los Angeles College
    Fresno City College
    Fullerton College
    Las Positas College
    Los Angeles Harbor College
    Los Medanos College

    Pierce College

    Rio Hondo College

    San Diego Mesa

    Santa Monica College

    Santa Rosa Junior College

    • 22 Feb 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Cambria, Calif.

    The JACC Mid-Winter Faculty Conference will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-24, 2019 at The Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, Calif.

    The cost of the Faculty Conference is $150 and includes a full breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings, and lunch Saturday. Dinner is on your own, but group restaurant reservations may be available Friday and/or Saturday nights. More information will be available on no-host group dinners a week before the conference.

    Make room reservations directly with The Cambria Pines Lodge. Call (800) 966-6490. Be sure to mention JACC to receive special JACC rates. Or book online at with the following CASE-sensitive group code and password: Group code: JACC* Password: jacc.

    Room Types Thu, Fri-Sat Standard $93-$102, $110-$119; Superior Cottages $136-$153; Large Suites $195; Deluxe Spa Cottage $195-$229; All rates are subject to the prevailing city and state taxes, currently at 12%. Rates are based on double occupancy. Unless otherwise stated above, the extra person charge is $10. All quoted rates are based upon existing bedding. Rollaway beds are not available.

    Hotel check-in time is after 3 p.m. on the day of arrival. Check-out time is 11 a.m. on the day of departure.

    For information about the lodge visit The deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2019 to make Cambria Pines Lodge reservations at JACC rates.

    Programming includes a Media Law update by Dr. Jason Shepherd of CSU Fullerton, as well as sessions on drones, gamification and newsroom coaching among others, and a preview of the state convention in Sacramento. We will also share teaching ideas.

    This year 1 unit of continuing education credit will be available through Cal State Fullerton for those participating in the conference. It will cost $50 for those who want the academic credit for salary advancement.

    The conference registration deadline has been extended to the start of the event on this Wild Apricot site. 

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • DoubleTree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, California, 95815

    The 2019 JACC State Convention will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento, California Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, March 30, 2019.


    Convention registration is for member schools only; individuals can not register except for vendors, speakers and volunteers. All registrations must include a name, twitter and email address for each delegate.

    By March 14, 2019

    Regular Member Convention Registration:
    $300/person (commuter rate)

    Hotel Discount* Convention Registration:
    $250/person (lodging is additional, see below)

    After March 14, 2019

    Regular Member Convention Late Registration: $350/person (commuter rate)

    Hotel Discount* Convention Late Registration: $300/person (lodging is additional, see below)


    The 2019 JACC headquarters hotel is the DoubleTree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, California, 95815. JACC has negotiated discounted hotel rooms for attendees of the conference at $135/night (single or double, plus taxes) in conjunction with the conference. Member college delegations that stay at the DoubleTree for a minimum of one night during the conference dates are entitled to a $50 discount off the cost of the regular registration fee. The regular registration fee is higher for commuters because much of the meeting space costs are determined by how many hotel room nights are sold by the organization.


    Hotel Room Rate: $135 per night plus taxes (same rate for single and double rooms)

    Hotel Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, 5 p.m.

    Hotel Rooming List Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, 5 p.m.

    Hotel parking: $5 per overnight stay


    Email the following to; You can also contact her by phone at (916) 924-4952

    1. Adviser’s Name

    2. School Name

    3. Number of single rooms needed

    4. Number of double rooms needed

    5. Arrival date

    6. Departure date

    7. Rollaways requested (complimentary as long as available and on a first-come first-served basis)

    8. Credit card to guarantee the reservation (cancellation policy is 48 hours before check-in)


    Contact JACC State Faculty President Judy House at OR JACC Secretary-Treasurer Cindy McGrath at

Past events

16 Nov 2018 2019 State Publications Contest Entry Fee
03 Nov 2018 JACC NorCal 2018
29 Sep 2018 JACC SoCal 2018
24 Mar 2018 JACC 2018 State Convention Awards Banquet
22 Mar 2018 2018 JACC State Convention
23 Feb 2018 Mid-Winter Faculty Conference 2018
19 Nov 2017 2018 NorCal Publications Contest
19 Nov 2017 2018 SoCal Publications Contest
19 Nov 2017 2018 State Publications Contest
21 Oct 2017 JACC NorCal 2017
14 Oct 2017 JACC SoCal 2017
30 Mar 2017 2017 JACC State Convention
01 Nov 2016 2017 SoCal Publications Contest
01 Nov 2016 2017 NorCal Publications Contest
01 Nov 2016 2017 State Publications Contest
29 Oct 2016 JACC SoCal 2016
15 Oct 2016 JACC NorCal 2016
01 May 2016 Membership renewal 2016-17
01 May 2016 SoCal Publications Contest 2016
01 May 2016 NorCal Publications Contest 2016
26 Apr 2016 JACC Adviser Conference 2016
16 Jan 2015 Mid-Winter Faculty Conference 2015
08 Nov 2014 JACC NorCal 2014
17 Oct 2014 JACC SoCal 2014
03 Apr 2014 JACC State Convention 2014
18 Jan 2014 Morro Bay Faculty Conference 2014
11 Oct 2013 JACC SoCal 2013
21 Sep 2013 JACC NorCal 2013
13 Jul 2013 2013 JACC Faculty Summer Workshop
11 Apr 2013 JACC State Convention 2013
25 Jan 2013 Morro Bay Faculty Conference 2013
05 Oct 2012 JACC SoCal 2012
22 Sep 2012 JACC NorCal 2012
22 Mar 2012 JACC State Convention 2012
21 Jan 2012 Morro Bay Faculty Conference 2012
12 Nov 2011 JACC NorCal 2011
14 Oct 2011 JACC SoCal 2011
14 Oct 2011 Vendor and Advertising - 2011 NorCal Conference
14 Oct 2011 Vendor and Advertising - 2011 SoCal Conference
28 May 2011 Vendor and Advertising - 2011 State Convention
07 Apr 2011 JACC State Convention 2011
22 Jan 2011 Morro Bay Faculty Conference 2011
06 Nov 2010 JACC NorCal 2010
15 Oct 2010 JACC SoCal 2010
01 Aug 2010 Mail-in fee for State Convention
08 Apr 2010 JACC State Convention 2010
22 Jan 2010 Morro Bay Faculty Conference
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