Want to learn the fundamentals of newswriting? Maintain a blog? Shoot and edit photos? Produce a newscast? Sharpen deadline skills? Learn from working professionals? There’s only one place to do it all, and more.
The California Scholastic Press Association will hold its 63rd-annual high school journalism workshop on the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, on July 13-25, 2014.
Tuition information, and an online application, will be available in early 2014.
The CSPA Workshop is the longest-running and most successful high school journalism workshop in the country. Our graduates have gone on to work for the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, Forbes, The Associated Press, ESPN, CBS, Fox and other nationally recognized media outlets.
Each summer, 25 students are selected to receive hands-on instruction in the areas of print, broadcast, online and photo journalism, plus classes in ethics, public records and more. They will tour the local newspaper office and television station and enjoy an afternoon at the beach.
Our students work under intense deadlines but also thrive and improve under the direction of our all-volunteer staff of instructors, and they get a taste of college life and make lifelong friends.
They covered a murder trial and a natural disaster, wrote news, reviews, sports and much more. They shot photos, printed a newspaper, produced a broadcast and learned how to report using Facebook and Twitter.
The 24 students of the 2013 California Scholastic Press Association Journalism Workshop did it all, and did it well. They completed more than 30 assignments under strict deadlines and, on July 26, they graduated from the program during a ceremony on the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CSPA’s annual home.
For 13 days, the students received in-depth instruction from an all-volunteer staff of working professionals from the areas of journalism (print, broadcast online and photo), public relations and education.
In honor of its founders, the CSPA annually presents the Ralph and Millie Alexander Awards to the male and female students who best exemplify the ideals of the workshop, both inside and outside the classroom. The students who accumulate the most points on assignments are also recognized at graduation.
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Our 24 students have been selected, our schedule has been set and we’re excited to get the 62nd-annual California Scholarship Press Association Journalism Workshop started on July 14 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 2013 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 the north (Washington) and southeast (Florida).
Here’s a look at our two-week 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.
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