For 30 years, the San Diego chapter of the California Chicano News Media Association and its friends have organized one of the most important and significant high school journalism workshops in Southern California. Our group of volunteers from various newsrooms in the region has helped train about 600 aspiring journalists and awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships during those three decades. We’re proud to say many Workshop graduates have gone on to journalism careers. It is with this sense of accomplishment, and a mix of sadness and regret, that we announce that there will not be a 2013 Multicultural High School Journalism Workshop this summer. We are taking a break to reorganize and discuss the future of the Workshop. Journalism is changing and so must we.

We would like to thank our longtime partners, Point Loma Nazarene University, NBC7/39, the UT San Diego, the Riverside Press-Enterprise, KPBS Radio, the statewide CCNMA office, the Inland Empire CCNMA chapter, the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the San Diego Association of Black Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association and the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund for their long, steady outstanding support.

If you are a former Workshop student or supporter, we would like to hear from you. Please leave a comment on this page. Tell us how you feel about the workshop and if you would like to see it continue.

Also there we are conducting a survey for former Workshop students asking about the impact the Workshop has had on your studies and careers. This information will help us in our discussions about the future of the Multicultural High School Journalism Workshop. Please take a few minutes to fill it out. You can access the survey here:

Thank you so much for your support.


March 11, 2013 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

Welcome to the CCNMA San Diego Multicultural Journalism Workshop!

The application period for this year’s workshop is now closed. 

The CCNMA San Diego Multicultural Journalism Workshop has been training the next generation of journalists for 30 years. Our students are immersed in the world of a professional journalist from the time they step on to Point Loma Nazarene University’s campus to the minute they get their copy of the newspaper they wrote, designed and published or watch the video of the half-hour news show they produced.

San Diego, San Bernardino, Imperial and Riverside county high school juniors and seniors are invited to be a part of this intense journalism boot camp that will improve their writing skills while training them to be responsible, ethical, fair members of the media.

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you will tell everyone you know about our program!

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April 16, 2012 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

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