Current workshop instructors include the following:
ART AGUILAR (1967) β Former sports writer, editor, publisher and general manager of the Central Basin Municipal Water District.
JAY BERMAN β Freelance writer, reporter, editor and former college journalism professor.
CHRIS CARLSON β- Staff photographer for the Associated Press. Dean of photo curriculum at CSPA since 1993.
GIL CHESTERTON β Former adviser for Beverly Hills Highβs weekly newspaper and weekly television newscast. The character, βGil Chesterton,β on βFrasier,β was named for him.
MIKE DAUGHERTY (1969) β Middle school teacher, and former reporter for the San Pedro News-Pilot, founder of a public relations, marketing and advertising company in Uganda, Africa.
JESSICA DAVIS (2003) β News director of Video News West. Former writer and editor for Patch.com and writer for City News Service.
RICH HAMMOND (1994) β Sportswriter for the Orange County Register. Former deputy sports editor of the Los Angeles Daily News and beat writer for LAKings.com.
TODD HARMONSON (1985) β Senior Editor of the Orange County Register, and former columnist at the South Bay Daily Breeze.
SCOTT HARRIS (1973) β Former columnist for the L.A. Times and reporter for San Jose Mercury News.
STEVE HARVEY (1962) -β Former columnist for the L.A. Times and sports writer for L.A. Herald-Examiner.
CAM INMAN (1988) β San Francisco 49ers beat reporter for the Bay Area News Group and San Jose Mercury News.
JOSH KAPLAN — Senior executive producer for Fox television in Los Angeles.
PATRICIA LEE (2007) — Editor and writer for ESPN.com.
KIM MINUGH (1999) β Teacher, and former police reporter and former K-12 education reporter at The Sacramento Bee.
LAURA NELSON (2007) — Transportation reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
LANCE OROZCO (1975) β News director, KCLU radio. Former weatherman for KCBS.
FRED SCHOEMEHL β Editor of the Tombstone Epitaph. Former editor at the Costa Mesa Daily Pilot.
NICOLE VARGAS (1995) β San Diego State University lecturer and internship coordinator. Formerly a print reporter and multimedia producer at the San Diego Union-Tribune and a reporter at the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
DANIEL THIGPEN — Communication specialist, San Juan Unified School District. Formerly a reporter with The Record in Stockton.
LARRY WELBORN (1965) β Chairman of the Board, CSPA. Retired legal affairs reporter for the Orange County Register.
JIM WOLCOTT (1961) β Director of online content, former editor at the Orange County Register.