Come join hundreds of student journalists as they improve their skills, rethink their publications and take part in a learning experience in the media capital of the world!
Each student will be required to register for one class sequence, focusing on writing and reporting, editorial leadership, digital photography, digital media bootcamp, design basics, or redesigning your newspaper.
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.
Teens and young adults have the opportunity to explore journalism at Columbia University in New York City during the summer. Admissions to the Summer Journalism 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. Registration for this five-day intensive overnight summer program is limited to 150 participants, with a waiting list to be maintained once the limit has been reached.
Students must register for one of 5 sequences offered at the overnight Summer Journalism Workshop. Last summer's classes offered include: Digital Photography, Digital Media Boot Camp for Advisers and Students, Newspaper Reporting & Writing, Editorial Leadership, Design Concepts, and Newspaper Design/Redesign.
Participants will stay in Carman Hall, a Columbia University undergraduate dormitory. The rooms are arranged by suites of two rooms, each serving as a double, connected to a shared bathroom. There will be one chaperone for 10-20 students in each delegation. Two chaperones will accompany groups of 21 or more students. Delegates are on their own for all meals (including snacks). For breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks, please consult the list of restaurants in the area that will be distributed in your registration packet.