Charles O’Malley, 93, longtime scholastic journalism supporter

Charles O’Malley, a former director of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and for decades one of the nation’s leading advocates for the advancement of student journalism, died March 19 on the opening day of the association’s 84th annual convention. He was 93. O’Malley led the Columbia University-based association for more than a decade, from 1969 to 1981. He remained an active student press advocate for the rest of his life.

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