Columbia Scholastic Press Association

CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.

Summer Journalism Workshop

Explore Journalism this summer with CSPA 
Columbia University in the City of New York

We are working on our plans for our 2023 Workshop, with tentative plans for both in-person and virtual participation.

In person on the Columbia campus
June 25-30, 2023
July 10-14, 2023
July 17-21, 2023
July 24-28,2023

Take part in a learning experience like no other, where you will improve your skills, rethink your publishing strategies and take your media game to the next level.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association invites print and online staffs to take part in its 40th annual Summer Journalism Workshop - offered this year with both in-person and virtual options.

Each participant, whether student or adviser, will have access to content focusing on either writing, editing, management or advanced design.

Registration for this intensive program will open soon, once we finalize the details of this return to in-person programming. A virtual option will also be available for those who are unable to meet on campus.


  1. For secondary school students and teachers from schools in the U.S. and international schools following an American plan of education.

  2. Participation in the Workshop is open to all students and advisers from senior high schools, whether public, private or parochial. No junior high or middle school students are accepted, but advisers from these schools are welcome. Students must be entering into sophomore, junior or senior year in high school.


More information will appear here as we confirm instructors, classroom space and dormitory reservations.