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CSPA SJW 2023 Instructor Chris Waugaman with students.

Plan Your Summer Now

Attention, journalism students and advisers! Join us this summer to polish your skills and connect with like-minded peers at the annual CSPA Summer Journalism Workshop. High school students and advisers may participate in person or online and may choose from four sessions this summer. Register now

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) invites print and online publication staff to take part in its 43rd Annual Summer Journalism Workshop, offered with both in-person and virtual options. CSPA offers a week-long, in-person workshop in June on the Columbia campus, as well as three distinct virtual sessions in July. The annual workshop is organized by CSPA and hosted by Columbia University. Each session offers sequences focused on either reporting and writing, editorial leadership, and design. New courses to be announced.

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. Participation in the Workshop is open to all students and advisers from senior high schools, whether public, private, or faith-based. 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. Financial assistance is available for students who qualify.

Registration for this intensive program is now open. To sign up for CSPA communications, please contact us at: cspa [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

Grant applications are open for summer study. More information about the grant program may be found here.

Please note that the course curriculum is subject to change. 

In-person Session: June 23-28, 2024:
News Reporting & Writing
Editorial Leadership
Design Concepts
Digital Media

Virtual Session: July 8-12, 2024:
News Reporting & Writing
Editorial Leadership

Virtual Session: July 15-19, 2024:
News Reporting & Writing

Virtual Session: July 22-26, 2024:
Adviser Bootcamp

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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.