The 26 students have been selected, our schedule has been set and we’re excited to get the 63rd-annual California Scholarship Press Association Journalism Workshop started on July 13 on the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Our all-volunteer staff of professional journalists and educators is ready for 13 days of instruction and fun, and our 2014 class of students is smart and diverse. As usual, Southern California and Northern California are well-represented, and we will also have students coming in from Arizona, Colorado, Kansas and New York.
What will the students be up to in the workshop’s first week? Here’s a look the schedule, which includes a strong mix of old-school journalism fundamentals plus instruction in the latest news-gathering and distribution techniques. Our students will write, blog, take photos and videos, produce their own newspaper and telecast and also visit the local newspaper office, television studio and public-records center. They’ll even get an afternoon at the beach.