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Cal Poly Mustang News Brings Home 17 National Awards

Nov 13, 2014


Mustang News, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run news organization, received national recognition with 17 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and the College Media Association (CMA) at the National College Media Convention, Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

Cal Poly to Host Jim Hayes Journalism Ethics Symposium Oct. 10

Aug 28, 2014


The Cal Poly Journalism Department will host the inaugural Jim Hayes Symposium: Advancing Integrity in Journalism and Communication from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in Chumash Auditorium on campus.

The forum will bring together journalists, communications professionals, scholars, students, educators, and the public to address challenges to ethical communication and how to set the example. 

Journalism Department Launches Integrated Digital-first Curriculum

Sep 27, 2013


Cal Poly’s Journalism Department is the first in the California State University system to launch an integrated, digital-first, student-run news organization as part of its journalism curriculum.

Called Mustang Media Group (MMG), it is breaking down barriers that previously separated students in print, broadcast and digital news to create a full-circle media organization. Public relations students will join journalism students in many aspects of MMG, playing a key role in community engagement and marketing.

Cal Poly Journalism Students Win Mark Twain Award

Jul 3, 2013


Cal Poly broadcast journalism students Ed Zuchelli and Lindsay Macleod were awarded the Mark Twain Award from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association in the Student TV category Best General News.

Produced for CPTV, Cal Poly’s student-run television station, the video news segment was the only student production that received an award.

Cal Poly Appoints New Journalism Department Chair

Aug 27, 2012


Mary Glick, a seasoned journalist with industry, association and teaching experience, has been appointed associate professor and chair of Cal Poly’s Journalism Department.

Cal Poly Establishes Endowment for Late Journalism Professor George Ramos

Feb 14, 2012


The Cal Poly Journalism Department has established an endowment in honor of former professor George Ramos, who died in July 2011. 

The George Ramos Cal Poly Journalism Endowment will support student scholarships and various program developments. The department also hopes to appoint an endowed chair to support the education of future journalists. 

Video Technology Solutions Company Donates State-of-the-Art Equipment to Cal Poly

Oct 21, 2011


With support from KCOY CBS 12/KKFX FOX 11, video technology solutions company Grass Valley has donated more than $100,000 in state-of-the-art technology to Cal Poly’s Journalism Department.

The equipment will be used in TV production courses and for televised programs through CPTV, Cal Poly’s television channel. This equipment elevates Cal Poly’s TV production laboratory to state-of-the art and provides additional hands-on learning opportunities that are integral to the university’s Learn by Doing teaching approach.

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