Twenty-one Christian Brothers Academy students and four faculty members traveled to the 2016 Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Fall Media Conference on the New York City campus of Columbia University on Monday.

During the 77th edition of the conference, CBA students took part in various sessions throughout the day, spanning journalism, yearbook & postpaper design, video production and photography.

Speakers and session leaders included professional designers, journalists and photographers, higher education professors, and high-ranking publicists, among other guest lecturers.

The 21 students were comprised of members of the Academy Torch postpaper team, Arister Magazine editors, Creative Media class, Media, Marketing & Broadcasting class, and Pegasus Yearbook staff. They were accompanied by Ms. Morgan Biloholowski, Mr. Jason Lutz, Mrs. Despina Manatos and Mr. Jack Thawley.

This is the second consecutive year that CBA students took part in the Columbia fall conference.

About the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA):

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. To learn more, visit

About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Last year’s graduating class received over $29.2 million in academic scholarships. Contact Admissions to experience the Academy today.