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CSPA Events and Programs

CSPA 2023 Spring Convention. Photo: April Renae

CSPA Events and Programs

The mission of CSPA has remained the same since 1925: to provide support for a healthy student press. Through its events and programs, the association reinforces the value and importance of scholastic journalism and provides resources for its sustenance. 

Annual Spring Convention
Convention delegates may choose from 350 or more sessions organized in seven sequences: newspaper, yearbook, magazine, photography, broadcasting, adviser topics, careers, misinformation and disinformation; AI; and law and ethics. All run simultaneously throughout the three days of the convention. Financial assistance may be possible for students who qualify. 

Summer Journalism Workshop
High school students and advisers may participate in person or online and may choose from eight journalism workshops this summer. CSPA offers a week-long, in-person workshop in June on the Columbia campus, as well as three distinct virtual sessions in July. Each experience offers sequences focused on either writing, editing, management or advanced design. The workshop is intended for secondary school students and teachers from schools in the U.S. and international schools following an American plan of education. Financial assistance may be possible for students who qualify.

Fall Conference
The Fall Conference offers more than 60 in-person classroom sessions that include topics such as writing and editing; staff organization and motivation; photography; design and layout; AI; misinformation and disinformation; and legal and ethical concerns for advisers and editors. A virtual session is also available.

For future dates, please see Important Dates and Deadlines.

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About Us

CSPA is an international student press association founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers through educational conferences, events, and award programs.