Longtime CSPA friend Don McCaleb passes

Longtime CSPA board member and hall of famer Don McCaleb died April 17 at his grandson’s home in Colorado Springs, near Pike’s Peak. Don was instrumental in keeping the CSPA afloat in 1981 and 1982 after our founders Ralph and Millie passed away. He met Ralph when he worked in the public relations department at…

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

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. The California Scholastic Press Association will hold its 67th-annual high school journalism…

CSPA welcomes 24 graduates to family

After 13 days of writing, photography, broadcasting and social media, 24 talented journalists completed the 66th-annual CSPA Journalism Workshop on the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The program ended July 21 with a graduation ceremony that included CSPA instructors and counselors, Cal Poly staff and, most importantly, our new graduates and their family…

CSPA mourns passing of instructor Gil Chesterton

A memorial service was held June 24 in honor of Gil Chesterton, the legendary journalism adviser and longtime member of the California Scholastic Press Association, who died May 18. Chesterton, a dedicated family man, also loved journalism. He worked as an editor for a weekly newspaper in Bell Gardens and advised the newspaper at Whittier…

Update: Applications closed for the 66th-annual CSPA Workshop

Update: Applications for the 2017 workshop have now closed. Students interested in the 2018 workshop can apply starting in January 2018. The California Scholastic Press Association will hold its 66th-annual high school journalism workshop on the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, from July 9-21, 2017. Tuition, which includes 13 days of instruction, all…

26 students graduate from 65th CSPA Workshop

The 65th-annual California Scholastic Press Association Journalism Workshop ended July 22, when all 26 students participated in the graduation ceremonies at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and celebrated 13 days of work and fun. Karan Nevatia of Aragon High School in San Mateo, Calif., received the Ralph Alexander Award while Daisy Bolin of Shawnee Mission…