Media Tours

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Media Tours

NYC17 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.

See the list of media tour assignments (click on the PDF to view the full list)

Confirmed tours to date:

  • Bloomberg News, Monday, 10 a.m., limit: 15

Students will see the operations of Bloomberg Radio and Television. Bloomberg Radio operates five stations (NY, Washington, D.C., Boston,San Francisco and London), all from its NY headquarters. Additionally, the Bloomberg Radio Network provides business reports to 300 affliates nationwide, including CBS-owned 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 the NY headquarters. Bloomberg also produces the iconic Charlie Rose Show in New York.

  • BuzzFeed, Monday, 11:30 a.m., limit: 20

BuzzFeed is a leading independent digital media and tech company delivering news and entertainment to a global audience. BuzzFeed has offices in 18 cities around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. Employees are reporters, writers, multi-hypenate producers, data scientists, designers, engineers, creatives, brand strategists, and more. BuzzFeed publishes news stories, investigations, lists and videos about identity and experiences, quizzes, recipes, and cartoons across the company’s site and mobile apps, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest and more.

  • CBS News, Monday, 11 a.m., limit: 15

CBS News is dedicated to providing the best in journalism under standards it pioneered at the dawn of radio and television, and continues in the digital age.

  • Democracy Now!, Monday, 7:30 – 10:30 a.m., limit: 25

Democracy Now! The independent national news broadcast in action. Students will visit the control room, watch a live broadcast, had a discussion about independent media, and perhaps meet a co-host or show guest.

  • Good Morning America, Monday, 6:45 a.m., limit: 20

Students will watch the live broadcast of Good Morning America from the set. (One change from last year is there is now a live audience.) Will also tour the rest of the facilities at ABC’s Times Square Studio.

  • Hearst Magazines, Tuesday, 9:15 a.m., limit: 50

Tour the Hearst Tower, home of Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitian, Good Housekeeping, Seventeen, House Beautiful, Elle Décor and more. Students will spend first 30 minutes touring the headquarters, and then divide into two groups to go visit editors at Marie Claire and Food Network magazines.

  • NewBay Media, Monday, 10:30 a.m., limit: 10

NewBay is positioned at the center of one of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. The company connects millions of constituents in these industries through its award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network building and informative events. NewBay serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 35 print and digital publications, more than 35 integrated web and mobile applications, more than 60 e-newsletters, over 50 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities.

  • The New York Times, Monday, 11 a.m., limit: 12

Get an inside look at one of the world’s most respected newspapers, home to 119 Pulitzer Prizes. Students will tour The New York Times’ state-of-the-art headquarters, including Pulitzer Hall and the newsroom.

  • POV, Monday, 11 a.m., limit: 15

American Documentary Inc. (AmDoc) is a multimedia arts organizaton dedication to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media outlets. Students will meet with members of the staff to learn more about AmDoc’s award-winning POV series and discussion the intersection of public media and civic engagement.

  • Rolling Stone, Monday, 2 p.m., limit: 20-22

Rolling Stone is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jan Wenner, who is still the magazine’s publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason.

  • Sports Illustrated, Monday, 10 a.m., limit: 20

Sports Illustrated is the most respected sports brand in the world, reaching more than 18 million sports fans each week.

  • Wall Street Journal, Monday, 1:30 p.m., limit: 15

Dow Jones provides news and business information to consumers and organizations around the world, across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile, and live events. It has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years. Today has one of the world’s largest newsgathering operations, with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 75 bureaus globally. Its leading publications and products include the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires and Dow Jones VentureSource.


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 two-day period. Starting Monday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 a.m. ET and ending at 9:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 28, you can sign up at a link that will be posted here. That window is the ONLY time you can sign up for tours. Select the tour(s) you are interested in. You can select up to three tours. You will be entered into a lottery for the tour(s) you are interested in. Attendees will be randomly chosen and notified by email. You can sign up for up to three tours, but if you get spots in multiple tours, you will only be able to attend one. You can only submit the form once. Please note, there will be NO onsite sign-ups this year.

You must be registered for NYC17 to sign up. You must have a valid ID with you at the convention in order to participate. The name you fill out on the form must match the name on your ID.

We currently have all chaperone positions filled. Please direct any questions to

The sign up period has now ended. 

See the list of media tour assignments  (click on the PDF to view the full list)

Were you selected for a tour? Look out for an email with instructions. If you were selected for a tour but can no longer attend, please contact Mark Mayfield at to free up your spot. Tours will meet in Metropolitan Ballroom West on Monday and Metropolitan Ballroom East Foyer on Tuesday at designated times.