The Utah College Media Alliance is a partnership between the student media organizations at the universities and colleges throughout the state of Utah. The alliance began with the organization of the first annual Utah High School Media Boot Camp in 2015 and has expanded since then.

The Utah College Media Alliance promotes student media and journalism at the high school and college levels by sharing resources and providing training through the following:

The group includes college media from the University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, Utah Valley University, Westminster College, Salt Lake Community CollegeUSU-Eastern, Brigham Young University, Snow College, and Southern Utah University.

High School Bootcamp

The Utah College Media Alliance hosts an annual boot camp to provide media and journalism training to high school students. Click to register now. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Dates: June 4-6, 2019
  • Location: Utah State University – Eastern in Price, UT
    • There will be a drop-off and pick-up location in Provo for students who don’t want to drive to Price. We will have a bus that will transport students to Price on June 4 and back to Provo on June 6. Details will be provided to participants.
    • If there is enough demand, we can also potentially provide transportation from a location north of Salt Lake (Ogden or similar) for students from northern Utah.
  • Theme: Student Voices Matter
  • Cost: $125 if registered before May 17, 2019
    • Cost: $150 if registered between May 17, 2019 and May 28, 2019
    • No-Housing Option: For students who live close enough to USU – Eastern to stay at home, the registration cost is $40 less.
  • Need financial assistance? Send us an email.
  • Registration includes a two night stay in the dorms at USU-Eastern, all meals during the boot camp, and training from media industry professionals, college professors, and college media students.
  • Help us plan training to match your needs! Submit boot camp session proposals.
  • Get registered to attend this in-depth training today! Click to register.

Register for Boot Camp

Use the “Buy Now” button to the left to pay for your registration by credit card AFTER you have registered. For no-housing option, please call Denice at (801) 237-2378.

Utah Futures Awards

The Futures Awards are designed to recognize excellent journalism by Utah high school students. Sponsored by the Utah College Media Alliance in collaboration with the Utah Press Association, the contest is judged by Utah’s college journalists, journalism professors and professional journalists. The Futures encourage high school students who show an interest in journalism to pursue their media interests into college.

Entry is open now and ends April 18, 2018.

To begin your entries, click here. Use the registration code FUTURES when registering your account.

For a complete list of categories, rules, and information, click here.