CSPA graduate Kellen Browning named National Journalist of the Year

Kellen Browning of Davis High, a 2015 graduate of the CSPA Journalism Workshop, has been selected as National High School Journalist of the Year by the Journalism Education Association. Julia Poe, a 2014 CSPA graduate, won the same award last year. Browning, a senior, is the website editor-in-chief for his school newspaper and also works…

CSPA to honor memory of Stanley Kelton

The California Scholastic Press Association lost a cherished member of its family on April 12 when Stanley Kelton died at age 63 after a brief battle with cancer. Stan, a lawyer by trade, ceaselessly and selflessly served our organization for 44 years. He volunteered as a popular public-records and libel law instructor at the workshop…

CSPA chairman Welborn receives prestigious award

CSPA chairman and president Larry Welborn has been recognized by the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice with their prestigious Award for Journalistic Integrity. In honoring Welborn — the presentation will be made Dec. 13 in San Francisco — the CACJ described him as ”a giant among men” and ”the beat reporter of a nearly bygone era who…

CSPA welcomes 26 graduates to family

The 63rd-annual California Scholastic Press Association Journalism Workshop ended July 25, when all 26 students participated in the graduation ceremonies at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and celebrated 13 days of work and fun. Jose Contreras of South Mountain High School in Phoenix, Ariz., received the Ralph Alexander Award while Katherine Chavez of Cleveland High…

Welborn talks `Notorious’

Larry Welborn, CSPA chairman and legal affairs reporter for The Orange County Register, appeared on the KOCE-TV news program “Real Orange” on Aug. 2 to discuss his new e-book, “Notorious OC.” The Register’s first-ever e-book, ”Notorious OC” chronicles the most notorious criminal happenings in Orange County since its incorporation in 1889. Welborn has covered the Orange…

CSPA adds 26 to family

The 61st-annual California Scholastic Press Association Journalism Workshop ended July 27, as all 26 students participated in the graduation ceremonies at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and celebrated 13 days of work and fun. Alec Lautanen of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach received the Ralph Alexander Award while Jess Faunt of Cleveland High…