Deadline for GCPA newspaper contest is Dec. 1

GCPA members in good standing may participate in the 2017 Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Rules and categories for the contest are available here: 2017GCPARules

For questions or clarification, contact Mary Pat Hodges.

The Stallion
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural
www.abacstallion.comCampus Carrier
Berry College
http://vikingfusion.berry.eduThe Crow’s Nest
College of Coastal Georgia

The Colonnade
Georgia College & State Univ.

Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

The Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

The Collegian
Georgia Perimeter College

The Bell Ringer
Georgia Regents University

The George-Anne
Georgia Southern University

The Signal
Georgia State University

The Claymore
Gordon State College

The Cluster
Mercer University

The Maroon Tiger
Morehouse College

The Roar
Piedmont College

The Eagle Eye
Reinhardt University

The Connector
SCAD – Atlanta

The Tiger’s Roar
Savannah State University

The Red & Black
University of Georgia

The Vanguard
University of North Georgia

The West Georgian
University of West Georgia

The Spectator
Valdosta State University

The Hoopee Bird
East Georgia State College


GCPA 2107 Board Members

President: Julia Rodriquez, The Spectator

Vice President: Stephanie Corona, Six Mile Post

Treasurer: Hannah Robinson, The Stallion

Secretary: Vacant

4-Yr Program Board Member:

Kelsey Dickerson, The Spectator

Juston Lewis, The Spectator

Jessie Goodson, Campus Carrier

2-Yr Program Board Member:

Marquis Holmes

Lauryn Setzer








GEORGIA COLLEGE PRESS ASSOCIATION is an organization dedicated to assisting in the betterment of Georgia collegiate journalism and providing a reciprocal flow of information between its member colleges. Membership to GCPA is an excellent opportunity for print journalism students to discuss common issues of college newspapers and to network with newspaper professionals.



Thank you to everyone that participated in 2017 Press Institute!
Please click on the link below for a list of contest winners.

2016 GCPA BNC Winners


Valdosta State University Students present:

Lawyer in Your Pocket Transparency Project

The “Lawyer in Your Pocket” project—produced by students in JOUR 3540 Law and Journalism at Valdosta State University in fall 2015—provides working journalists (student and otherwise) with a guide to common problems concerning Georgia Open Records and Open Meetings law and their solutions. The Google fusion table can be filtered by “type of complaint” (open meetings, open records, other) and “category of complaint” (closed meetings, denied records, etc.) The table summarizes each issue and reports the result. It also cites appropriate Georgia state code, but note that the code has not been vetted by a lawyer. However, it should certainly provide you with a starting place to research your own situation. Note that most situations were pulled from Georgia Association Bulletins (dates cited). The table also provides the name of the news organization and reporter associated with the situation so that you can follow up.

The Lawyer in Your Pocket production team:
Lia Armistead, Jordan Barela, Gabe Burns, Mayah Cantave, Geneva Crooks, Jacob Dennis, Tiana Foster, Tyler Gerken, Brian Hickey, Terrance Johnson, Kenzie Kesselring, Larianne Kolb, Erin Martin, LaShawn Oglesby, Ray Pack, Tatyana Phelps, John Preer, Marquez Slaughter, Jason Smith, John Stephen, Kayla Stroud, Mel Thomas, Kristin Whitman, Lamarcus Wilkerson, Jyrell Wynn, and Veronica You.

Please click on the link below to view the Transparency Project

Valdosta State University Transparency Project



2017:  Press Institute Registration Packet




GCPA Membership Information:

Membership entitles your newspaper to:

GCPA press cards for each staff member

Entry in the GCPA Better Newspaper Contest

2 copies of the monthly GPA Bulletin
with industry information and job board

Student rates on all GPA educational seminars
and conferences

GPEF scholarship and internship information

GCPA members are eligible for competition with professional newspaper photographers!

Contact for more information

* Dues are based on OFFICAL ENROLLMENT at the university or college. Rates are as follows:
1 – 4,999 students = $40.00
5,000+ students = $60.00

Membership Application

For a membership application by USPS, please contact: Mary Pat Hodges
GCPA Coordinator  at (770) 454-6776