UPDATE: CSPA Workshop going virtual for 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors of the California Scholastic Press Association has made the difficult decision to move the 2020 workshop to a virtual format. “For more than two-thirds of my life, the CSPA Workshop has been the certainty of my summer,” said Todd Harmonson, senior editor of The…

Mark your calendar – 2020 workshop dates set!

Planning is already underway for the 69th edition of the California Scholastic Press Association High School Journalism Workshop. Again hosted on the campus of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the workshop will take place from July 5-17, 2020. Tuition, which includes 13 days of instruction, all meals, an on-campus dorm room and transportation to all…

What you need to know about the CSPA Workshop

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. It’s an opportunity not only to sharpen journalism skills but to become a better writer, to improve…

CSPA grads, now authors

A selection of books by SSA and CSPA grads (high school, year of workshop in parentheses): Agarwal, Priya (Chadwick High, 1986 workshop), “Passage from India: Post-1965 Indian Immigrants and Their Children,” pub. by Yuvati Co., 1991. Bruns, Bill (San Dieguito, 1960), “Winning Is Everything and Other American Myths” (co-author), MacMillan, 1976. Also: “Teaching Children Tennis the Vic…

CSPA Blogger – Feb. 2012

Ralph and the Oscars Since this is the time of the year when the Oscars are in the news, let’s talk about the CSPA’s Academy Awards winners. Or, more specifically, the Oscar winners who began as high school members of the Scholastic Sports Association, the predecessor to the CSPA. FRED ROOS (Hollywood High, 1952) went…

CSPA continues six-decade partnership with Cal Poly

The story of the California Scholastic Press Association journalism workshop was shared on the Cal Poly website. Said Cal Poly journalism professor Bill Loving: “This program shows why journalism will always be a vital part of society.” To read the complete story, visit Cal Poly’s website.