Students Take Part in Columbia Scholastic Media Conference

Eleven CBA students from three different student media organizations traveled to Columbia University on Monday to take part in the 79th annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference.

While at the Manhattan campus, the CBA students took part in sessions throughout the day, spanning journalistic writing, design, video and more. The conference featured decorated guest speakers, including professional journalists from the New York Times, executives from regional media organizations, and longtime Columbia communications professors. Several sessions touched on hot topics in today’s media world, such as the so-called “fake post” reporting, telling stories through visuals, and how advertisements keep publications afloat.

The CBA group was comprised of members of the Academy Torch postpaper, the Arister literary magazine, and the CBA Digital Network broadcasting group.  They were accompanied by student media advisors Ms. Morgan Biloholowski and Mr. Jason Lutz.

This was the fourth consecutive year that CBA has sent students and advisors to the Columbia conference. Each year, the students are tasked with bringing back a handful of ideas to implement into Academy student media.

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

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Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.5 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at