What is ACCN?

ACCN is an annual inter-collegiate journalism conference held on the first weekend of February. The conference takes place at the Briton Hadden Memorial Building at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

With roughly 70 participants from more than 10 student newspapers across the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic, ACCN is a rapidly growing intellectual forum for students interested in all aspects of journalism.

At the conference, members of The Yale Daily News and other leading collegiate newspapers convene to discuss their respective publications, as well as current trends and challenges in the news and media industries. The students are joined by guest speakers with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field.

ACCN offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from peers and industry experts who share our passion for journalism.


The Board

  • Publisher: Ilana Kaufman
  • Director of Finance: Daniel Smith
  • Director of Operations: Julie Slama
  • Account Executive Managers: Michael Faucher, Elizabeth Liu
  • Outreach Manager: Amy Zhang
  • Online Business Manager: Wei Tai Ting
  • National Ad Manager: Gigi Stark
  • Sponsored Content Manager: Diane Jiang
  • Marketing Manager: Sabrina Long