EPA and ACCM Announce a New Partnership

Colorado Springs, CO – Evangelical Press Association and the Advisers of Christian Collegiate Media announce a collaboration of mutual support and service.

“EPA has the ability to provide infrastructure for ACCM’s administrative needs,” says D’Arcy Maher, EPA’s executive director, “and EPA members will benefit from the expertise of college professors and the excitement of students who will soon be entering the profession. The partnership is a win-win!”

The Advisers of Christian Collegiate Media is composed of faculty members at Christian colleges and universities who advise the student campus publications, whether in print or online. To appropriately prepare students for the new world of journalism, advisers are constantly expanding their own skill and knowledge base. This group of members will clearly enhance the networking within EPA while providing ACCM access to real-world practitioners.

“Campus journalists at Christian colleges and universities across the United States are leaders in the making,” said Dr. Michael Longinow, executive director of ACCM. “In many cases these students are headed into key positions of evangelical leadership. We see partnership with EPA as a strategic alliance. It helps us better serve the tireless women and men who provide these student journalists with mentoring, teaching and the advice that can shape their lives and professions.”

Beginning immediately, EPA will launch a dual membership campaign. The student publication will be a member of EPA and the adviser will be included as a member of ACCM. EPA will manage the administrative aspects of ACCM membership and budget/finance while ACCM will connect its members to EPA’s annual contest, scholarship program and convention experience.

“EPA’s community finds its ultimate expression at the annual convention and ACCM will elevate that expression in several ways,” Maher explains.  “Journalism professors will become part of EPA’s speaking team and students will participate as learners and potentially even offer critiques of EPA member publications. ACCM will hold its annual meeting during EPA’s convention. The synergy created by this partnership enhances both communities.”

The rapidly shifting world of journalism requires new ways of achieving objectives. This partnership maximizes the strengths of each association in mutual service to the evangelical publishing industry.