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Teufel to become next journalism department chair

May 5, 2021


Brady Teufel will become chair of the journalism department this fall. He will succeed the current chair, Mary Glick, who will step down after nine years in the position. 

Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group Wins 37 Awards

May 3, 2021


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Mustang Media Group won a total of 37 national and state awards between the 2021 virtual ceremonies of the College Media Business and Advertising Managers (CMBAM) and the California College Media Association (CCMA). The Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run integrated media organization proved that despite the challenges of a virtual year, the organization continues to find innovative, creative ways to tell the stories of the community and rise to every occasion.

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Alumni Updates

Apr 21, 2021


Check out the latest accomplishments, awards and news from Journalism Department alumni.

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Thank You for the Pizza!

Apr 21, 2021


A staple of any election night is pizza in the newsroom. So what happens when the newsroom is closed because of a pandemic, and student journalists are covering this important story from home? The pizzas come to them!

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Alumni Survey Results Are In

Apr 21, 2021


Ninety-seven percent of Cal Poly Journalism graduates who responded to the department’s recent alumni survey reported being satisfied (35%) or very satisfied (62%) with their journalism education.

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McDonald-Liu Joins PR Faculty

Apr 21, 2021


Casey McDonald-Liu, Ph.D., who joined the faculty in fall 2020, brings her professional marketing and public relations experience and her passion for research to the journalism program.

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Students and Faculty Adapt to Online Learning

Apr 21, 2021


Online learning has changed the way people view remote school and revolutionized remote journalism. Cal Poly Journalism students are able to complete assignments and meet deadlines with some new technology.

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Alumni Turned Authors

Apr 21, 2021


The move from reporter to journalist was not a huge leap for these five Cal Poly alumni who have recently published or plan to publish their new books.

The topics of these works range from a media training guide to a self-help book by a determined author relying on crowdfunding to publish.

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Willard Takes Workshops Online

Apr 21, 2021


Radio broadcaster Mark Willard (1997) is getting back into his workshop groove.

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Student Media Adapts to a Virtual World

Apr 21, 2021


The pandemic may have forced them off campus, but journalism students and faculty are turning to alternative methods to produce exceptional journalism across multiple platforms.

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