Join Georgia College Press Association for the 2024 Press Institute!


The 2024 GCPA Press Institute will be Friday, Feb. 23, at the Russell Special Collections Library on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. Check out the exciting program and make your registration for the 2024 Press Institute by downloading here: Press Institute Program-Registration 2024 2

Speakers include Dr. Keith Herndon, Eric NeSmith of The Bitter Southerner, Niya Coleman of Flytedesk, Dave Williams of Capitol Beat and Greg Bluestein of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, plus the day concludes with awards announced for the 2024 GCPA Better Newspaper Contest.

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Dr. Keith Herndon, “The Creator Economy and the Future of Media”

Eric NeSmith, “Opportunities are Everywhere”

Greg Bluestein, “Covering Politics in a Year Like No Other”










Georgia College Press Association

Interested in joining the Georgia College Press Association?

If your college newspaper or online publication is interested in joining GCPA, download this application: GCPA application. It can be returned to Sean Ireland at

Georgia College Press Association allows young journalists, designers, advertising representatives and others interested in media at colleges and universities from across Georgia to network, learn and share ideas and work.


Check out these 2023-24 GCPA events and opportunities

The Stallion
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College


The Bell Ringer
Augusta University

Campus Carrier
Berry College

Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

The George-Anne Statesboro
Georgia Southern University

The George-Anne Inkwell Edition
Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Cluster
Mercer University

The Roar
Piedmont University

The Red & Black
University of Georgia

The Spectator
Valdosta State University

The West Georgian
University of West Georgia



Georgia College Press Association

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.

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

Contact for more information

* Dues are based on OFFICAL ENROLLMENT at the university or college. Rates are as follows:
1 – 4,999 students = $40
5,000+ students = $60

Membership Application

For a membership application, please contact: Sean Ireland
at (770) 454-6776 or email her at