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CSPA James F. Paschal Award

James F. Paschal

The Columbia Scholastic Press Advisers Association honors state or regional school press association officials who have distinguished themselves in the field with an award named for the late James Frederick Paschal, a former director of the Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association and a former editor of The CSPAA Bulletin.

Nominations for suitable candidates should be sent to the CSPA director following the nomination criteria. Email: cspa [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (cspa[at]columbia[dot]edu)

Consideration for the award is based on the folllowing criteria:

  1. Length of service to the school press field;

  2. Accomplishments made during that tenure;

  3.  Innovative concepts from which scholastic journalism has benefitted; and

  4. Recognition by members of the state press association, with which the official has been associated.

  5. Availability to receive the award at the time of the presentation.

To support the nomination, at least three letters of recommendation from persons who are well acquainted with the nominee’s record are required.

Past recipients of the award may be found here.