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 in
New York City this summer 

June 21-26, 2020 at
Columbia University in the City of New York




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 - all while in "the media capital of the world".

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association invites print and online staffs to its 39th annual Summer Journalism Workshop, held on the historic campus of Columbia University in the City of New York.

Each student or adviser participant will be required to register for a particular class sequence, focusing on either writing, editing, management or advanced design.

Registration for this five-day intensive program is limited to 200 participants, with a waiting list to be maintained once the limit has been reached.


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

  2. Admission to 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.