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Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association

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The Oklahoma Collegiate Press Association was founded by OSU journalism school Director Harry Heath in 1975. In fall 2010, the name was changed to Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association to recognize that students are involved in not only newspapers and yearbooks but also broadcast stations, websites and magazines. Its mission remained the same: Promote and improve student media at Oklahoma's colleges and universities.
The organization conducts an annual awards competition and a spring conference in conjunction with the Paul Miller Distinguished Lecture series at OSU. It also provides separate Listserv for email discussions among faculty advisers and student editors of member organizations. You can follow OCMA on Twitter @OKCollegeMedia and on Facebook.
Faculty member Brooks Garner oversaw the organization from fall 1984 until his retirement in spring 2010. He was followed by Associate Professor Joey Senat from 2010 through 2018.
O'Colly Adviser John Helsley became OCMA's administrator in spring 2019. The journalism school's interim director, Craig Freeman, serves as the association's ex officio executive director.
Membership in OCMA is open to any Oklahoma educational institution offering two or more years of academic work accepted for a college degree.
Have questions about the OCMA? Contact John Helsley, john.helsley@okstate.edu, 405-744-8277.

Last Updated: 8.10.20