Media Release

15 MARCH 2015



Kelvin Miller



For Immediate Release




NEW YORK CITY – Laura Schaub, Lifetouch national education specialist, will teach six sessions at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Spring Convention March 16-18. Schaub will speak at the following sessions: Trends in Yearbooks, Ideas from the Professionals, Step-by-Step Design, Just Your Type, Photoshop/InDesign Tips and Tricks, and Visual Storytelling and QR Codes.

Previously, Schaub served as executive director of the Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association at the University of Oklahoma. She also taught courses in typography, design, desktop publishing and photography while at the OU. Prior to the university, Schaub taught journalism courses and advised student publications at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, for 22 years.

Schaub is a Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Gold Key recipient, past Oklahoma Journalism Teacher of the Year and former Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Distinguished Adviser. She was inducted into the National Scholastic Journalism Hall of Fame in 1991 and served as two-term president of CSPA.

In 1997, Schaub was University of Oklahoma Journalism Professor of the Year. She received the NSPA/JEA Pioneer Award in 2000. She has directed and taught student publication workshops throughout the United States and served as contributing author to Journalism Today, a text and workbook series published by the National Textbook Company. Schaub co-authored and edited Scholastic Yearbook Fundamentals, a monograph published by CSPA. She served as images editor and contributing writer for Magazine Fundaments, the most recent monograph produced by CSPA.

Schaub chaired the CSPA Judging Standards and Practices Committee for over ten years. In March 2001, she received the Col. Joseph M. Murphy Award from CSPA and The New York Times for outstanding service to scholastic journalism. In 2002, Schaub received the James F. Paschal Award for service as a state scholastic press association director. Schaub was recently named one of 75 Legends in Texas Scholastic Journalism. At the 2004 CSPA spring convention, she received the Charles R. O’Malley Award for Excellence in Teaching Journalism.

She is professor emerita at the University of Oklahoma.