CSPA set to return to Cal Poly this summer

Note: The deadline for applications has been extended to May 22. More details below!

After two years of moving to a remote experience due to the pandemic, the California Scholastic Press Association high school journalism workshop is returning in person to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in summer 2022 to welcome its 71st class.

Applications for the residential workshop, planned for July 16-24, will open on Friday, April 1.

Students will experience a taste of college life by living and working together for the duration of the workshop on the Cal Poly campus.

Have more questions about the CSPA Workshop? Visit our FAQs page.

While students with experience in journalism are encouraged to apply, the workshop is also a fantastic introduction to the professional media industry for a beginner or a student interested in improving their writing skills.

Students also will learn digital skills to go along with the journalistic principles that are vital in any medium.

The workshop will be held with the health and safety of students, counselors and faculty as our top priority. All will be required to be vaccinated (with booster) and proof will be required in advance. We will also meet or exceed all campus, county, state and federal guidelines for the duration of the workshop. 

Students will be selected on a rolling basis, starting on Monday, April 18. The application will close Sunday, May 22 at 11:59 p.m. or when the class has been finalized, whichever comes first.

The cost of the workshop is $1,250. Need-based financial support is available for accepted students. However, it is recommended to apply early if you are interested.

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