Media Tours

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Media Tours

NYC19 attendees have a chance to visit major media companies, network with their staffs and get a sneak peek behind the scenes of their operations through the Spring National College Media Convention’s media tours.

Media tour lottery winners have now been finalized! Take a look at participants and chaperones on the 2019 CMA Media Tours Compiled List.

Confirmed tours:

  • Bloomberg | Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
    • Students will see the operations of Bloomberg Radio and Television. Bloomberg Radio operates four radio stations (NY, Washington, DC, Boston and San Francisco) – all from its NY headquarters. Additionally, the Bloomberg Radio Network provides business reports to 300 affiliates nationwide including all-news stations such as 1010WINS and WCBS in New York, and major stations in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Bloomberg Television also broadcasts from our NY headquarters. Bloomberg’s headquarters is housed in one of the tallest buildings in New York City. Bloomberg occupies the first 29 floors. Floors 32-55 consist of luxury condominiums. Famous residents have included Beyonce & Jay-Z, producer Joe Roth, billionaire Steven Cohen, New York Yankees Johnny Damon, and others.
  • Democracy Now! | Thursday, 7:30 a.m.
    • Have the opportunity to see the Democracy Now! crew in action at our control room moments before the show goes on the air live at 8 am. Students watch the live broadcast until 9 am, then after the broadcast, participate in a conversation about show content and independent journalism. The students also are given a behind-the-scenes tour, where they will visit the newsroom and other departments that work together in this independent news agency. Whenever time allows the host of the show, award winning journalist Amy Goodman and/or show guests will join the conversation and Q&A. Last year, Democracy Now! hosted more than 90 college and high school level classes at our studio, located at West 25th Street. To watch the live broadcast, classes must arrive at 7:30am and plan to stay until 10:30am. Go to the links below to look at one high school and one college level visit.
  • Good Morning America | Friday, 8:30 a.m.
    • Be a part of our live studio audience! Members of the audience will get a behind the scenes look into the production of Good Morning America’s third hour – Strahan and Sara. Strahan and Sara is hosted by Michael Strahan and Sara Haines.  The show is pop cultured based, with celebrity interviews.
  • Fox News Channel | Thursday, 2 p.m.
    • This tour with give students an up close look at Fox News Channel’s state-of-the-art newsroom in New York City, where dedicated anchors, reporters, producers and writers work around the clock to bring breaking news to millions of viewers around the world. On the tour, students can expect to explore newsrooms, control rooms, studios, and inside green rooms where high-profile guests and talent wait before going on air.
  • ProPublica | Thursday, 2 p.m.
    • Come see this independent nonprofit newsroom, where some of today’s most in-depth, impactful investigative journalism is produced. More information:
  • Sirius XM | Friday, 3 p.m.
    • Come visit SiriusXM and learn about opportunities in the world of radio and media. The visit to SiriusXM will include a panel discussion with the members of our music, talk, and sports programming teams, along with the opportunity to learn about how to make your application stand out, and we will finish with a tour of our start-of-the-art studios. We look forward to having your join us!
  • Vice | Friday, 11 a.m.
    • Visit VICE’s Brooklyn Headquarters where over 1000 full-time and freelance employees work in corporate and creative departments such as production and editorial. The tour will include a walk through of our garden that has a view of the NY skyline, a peak into the Munchies Test Kitchen and an overview of the VICE News/VICELAND floor.
  • WNET | Thursday, 11a.m.
    • Visit the flagship PBS station for New York City’s metropolitan region: WNET, the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV Public Media. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase, and provides tools for educators. WNET’s local productions include NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJTV News and MetroFocus. A tour will reveal how programs made here are delivered to your home.
  • Yahoo Finance | Thursday, 2:30 p.m.
    • Yahoo Finance is the world’s premier finance news, data and information site.  We feature industry leading tools to help people manage their portfolios, track stocks, and perform complete financial analyses, for free. We offer unparalleled access to the most influential industry players, as well as LIVE coverage of the biggest financial events, massive aggregation of content, plus premium original content. We have world-class editorial and video programming produced in-house across Business, Investing, Personal Finance and Tech categories. To give a sense of reach, Yahoo Finance is the largest business and financial news platform in the world, with more than 100 million unique users a month globally, more than CNBC, WSJ, Forbes and Bloomberg (Oct 2018 per comScore). We are #1 in monthly page views, engagement, and video views. We are also ranked in the top 10 U.S. media publications.

Please note – due to security requirements at several media organizations, signups will be handled in advance this year. There will be NO onsite signups. 

How to sign up

Sign-ups will take place online over a limited window from Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 9:00 a.m. ET and ending at 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 22.

That window is the ONLY time you can sign up for tours. Select the tour(s) you are interested in. Only select tours that you are interested in and available for.

There will be no switching or swapping. Please note, there will be NO onsite sign-ups this year.


This year CMA will host a series of daily Facebook Live raffles for students (and eventually chaperones) to determine who gets to attend what tour. CMA will send each interested person their raffle ticket number before the drawings the run February 26-28. We will draw several names and then contact the students in the order they’ve drawn to find out which tour they wish to attend. IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR A TOUR, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL REGULARLY DURING THIS WEEK IN CASE YOU GET CHOSEN. If you do not respond before the end of the day, you will lose your tour spot and we will choose another person.

Tours spots awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis among those who ended the lottery between February 20-22. Each day we will update students on what tours still have open spots.

For more details, check out CMA’s Facebook page as the drawings approach.

How to confirm your tour

Once your name has been drawn to attend a tour, you must reply within 12 hours of the time stamp to inform us what tour you wish to take. If you decline the tour for any reason or if you don’t reply within 12 hours, your spot will be reassigned. Tour assignments are not transferable and cannot be exchanged or traded.

How to attend your tour

You will be notified if you will be walking or using mass transit to reach your host site. If you are using mass transit, obtain your own MetroCard in advance of your tour. Your tour will not stop for you to purchase a MetroCard on the way. Students have been left behind because they were delayed in purchasing a MetroCard.

Arrive at your meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to your tour’s departure. Students on the waiting list should arrive at this time as well. Students who are not at the meeting point (not “on the way”) at the time of the tour start will be replaced by students on the waiting list. If previously confirmed students arrive after the chaperone has taken waiting list students, the original students can only join the tour if there is still space remaining at that point. Only students who are on the original list or on the specific tour waiting list may attend the tour–those are the only names submitted to the host site.


You must be registered for NYC19 to sign up. You must have a valid ID with you at the convention and on the tour. The name you fill out on the form must match the name on your ID.


If you’re an adviser who wishes to chaperone one of the tours, please do not submit your information to the website. Instead, send Geoff Carr an email and he will include your name in the chaperone drawing held after all the students have been chosen.

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