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Join us in October!

Sep 14, 2023

Tickets are now available for the journalism department’s Festival of Journalism, which will take place October 26-27, 2023, at venues throughout in San Luis Obispo.

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Summer 2023 Alumni Updates

Jul 18, 2023

Giselle Fernandez (Journalism '20) has started a new position as Public Affairs Specialist at KP Public Affairs, the largest advocacy and public relations firm in California.

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You're Invited!

Jul 18, 2023

Plans are underway for a series of events in October that will focus on honoring alumni and friends for career excellence, exploring the topic of trust in the media and delving into critical issues confronting SLO County and the state.

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The Alumni Gift That Keeps on Giving

Jul 18, 2023

Ten years ago, the journalism program was emerging from a challenging time – surviving the loss of accreditation, multiple leadership changes and faculty departures and even talk of dissolving the department. The time seemed right for a renewed commitment to the journalism education that alumni have found to be of such immense value.

Journalism Students on the Road Again

Jul 17, 2023

The journalism department is always looking for ways to support career networking for students, and this year dozens of them reaped the benefits of interacting with media professionals across the country.

2023 Hall of Fame Honorees Announced!

May 10, 2023

The Journalism Department & Mustang Media Hall of Fame recognizes the value of a vibrant student media operation at the center of the journalism department’s Learn by Doing curriculum. 

New Concentration in Media Innovation

May 10, 2023

The Cal Poly Journalism Department is now one of only a handful of programs in the country offering a concentration in media innovation, allowing students to focus their studies on the intersection of journalism, business and technology. 

Spring 2023 Alumni Updates

May 10, 2023

Olivia Nelson is the Assistant Manager of Global PR at Allbirds, maker of sustainable shoes and clothing.

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Festival of Journalism Coming this Fall!

May 10, 2023

Save the date! The journalism department is partnering with the nonprofit news organization CalMatters to bring you a two-day festival of journalism in late October.

Faculty and staff celebrated the department’s new status with sparkling apple juice during a department meeting.

Mar 1, 2023

Last winter, the Cal Poly Journalism Department joined the ranks of the other 117 programs around the world that are fully accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Here’s what that means …


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