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.

Joseph M. Murphy Award

The Joseph M. Murphy Award is named for the CSPA's founding director and honors his 45 years of distinguished service to the student press and to Columbia University.

This award recognizes outstanding service to the Association over many years. It is intended as the ultimate distinction offered by the Association for service by a person or organization.

Suggestions for suitable candidates should be sent to the executive director. There is no formal nomination process.

The Murphy Award is discretionary. If presented, it is given at the Association's annual Spring Convention in March at Columbia University.

More information about Joseph M. Murphy can be found here.