Update: Applications closed for the 67th-annual CSPA Workshop

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Update: Applications for the 2018 workshop have now closed. Students interested in the 2019 workshop can apply starting in January 2019. Would you like to be notified when the 2019 application cycle opens? If so, add your name to the mailing list at http://bit.ly/cspa-mail.

Apply NowThe California Scholastic Press Association will hold its 67th-annual high school journalism workshop on the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, from July 8-20, 2018.

Tuition, which includes 13 days of instruction, all meals, an on-campus dorm room and transportation to all workshop activities, is $1,475. Need-based financial aid is available, and no money is due until acceptance to the workshop. The application deadline is Sunday, April 15 at 11:59 p.m.

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 photojournalism, 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.

The application is now available at https://cspa.formstack.com/forms/cspa_workshop_application.

Want to know more about the workshop? Click here for a rundown of our curriculum and some of our notable classes and instructors.

Published by Nicole Vargas

Assistant professor, Digital Journalism, San Diego City College; Adviser, City Times Media - City Times digital news, CTTV/Newscene, City Times Sound radio and podcast, Legend magazine and Indy Film