Update: Applications closed for the 68th annual CSPA Workshop

Applications are closed for the 2019 workshop. Students interested in the 2020 workshop may apply starting in January 2020.

The California Scholastic Press Association will hold its 68th-annual high school journalism workshop on the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, from July 7-19, 2019.

CSPA Workshop graduates do more in 13 days than most people do all summer. Whether you’re an experienced student journalist, a beginner or simply a student interested in improving your writing skills, you’ll find the CSPA Workshop beneficial.

Our curriculum covers a wide variety of journalism-related areas, including writing, editing, photography, blogging, newspaper and television production, and social media. Students will also tour the local television station and government center and enjoy an afternoon at the beach.

Tuition is $1,975 and includes lodging and all meals. The application for 2019 is closed.

New this year, applicants are welcome to submit an optional application video. Applications will also be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first acceptance notifications expected shortly after the March 31 priority deadline and continuing until the roster is full. Don’t wait if you want to be a part of the class of 2019!

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

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