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Five Key Takeaways from the 2018 Jim Hayes Symposium

Nov 19, 2018


The Journalism Department’s third biennial Jim Hayes Symposium on October 12 focused on the many challenges confronting journalism. Kevin Riggs (Journalism, '78), senior vice president of Randall Communications, served as moderator. Five panelists wrestled with the question, “Is Journalism Broken?” in a spirited debate. Peter Hartlaub (Journalism, '93), pop culture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, was the evening’s master of ceremonies.

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Hall of Fame Inductees and Ceremony

Nov 19, 2018


Four accomplished alumni have been inducted into the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s Mustang Media Hall of Fame: music industry executive Bruce Flohr (Journalism, '88), advancement professional Susan Houghton (Journalism, '82), political consultant and KCRA-TV analyst Kevin Riggs (Journalism, '78), and former KCPR faculty adviser and broadcaster Ed Zuchelli. The late Zuchelli’s grandson, also named Ed Zuchelli (Journalism, '14), accepted the award on his family’s behalf.

This year’s inductees were honored on Oct. 13 at the Hall of Fame and KCPR Through the Decades Gala, part of a weekend-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Cal Poly’s student radio station, KCPR-FM.

Cal Poly Journalism Department Prepares for Upcoming Jim Hayes Symposium

Oct 3, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA— Is journalism broken? It’s the question a panel of news media experts will tackle at the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s third biennial Jim Hayes Symposium on October 12.

 

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Mustang Media Group Named ACP Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist

Sep 14, 2018


Mustang Media Group, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run media organization, received national recognition this week with its first Newspaper Pacemaker finalist nomination from the Associated Collegiate Press’ (ACP) 2018 competition.

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Mustang Media Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees Announced

Aug 16, 2018


Four new members will be inducted into the Journalism Department Mustang Media Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Cal Poly. The 2018 inductees are music industry executive Bruce Flohr, advancement professional Susan Houghton, political consultant and KCRA-TV analyst Kevin Riggs, and former KCPR faculty adviser and broadcaster Ed. J. Zuchelli.

KCPR to Celebrate 50 years On the Air

KCPR to Celebrate 50 Years On the Air

May 30, 2018


Please join us on campus Oct. 12-13 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of KCPR-FM and induct the next class into the Journalism Department’s Mustang Media Hall of Fame.

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Donald Munro Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Launch of “Munro Review”

Donald Munro Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Launch of “Munro Review”

May 30, 2018


Longtime Fresno Bee arts reporter Donald Munro (Journalism, ‘86) left the paper after 26 years, taking a buyout from the Fresno Bee in May 2017 to launch The Munro Review, a theater blog featuring previews, reviews, briefs, picks and long-form arts coverage of the San Joaquin Valley.

Journalism Alumna Launches Sunflower Hill, a Community for People with Special Needs

Journalism Alumna Launches Sunflower Hill, a Community for People with Special Needs

May 30, 2018


Journalism alumna Susan Houghton is launching Sunflower Hill, a community designed for individuals with developmental delays, including but not limited to Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism.

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Journalism Student Starts Film Festival for Young Filmmakers

May 30, 2018


Michael Frank has just completed what he considers to be the greatest project of his academic career. Frank, a journalism student and the recipient of the department's 2018 Outstanding Senior Award, conceived of, planned and staged the first ever 25 Under 25 Film Festival, featuring 25 films made by young filmmakers from across California.

Finding Home Featured at SLO Film Festival

Film by Journalism Students and Faculty Featured in SLO Film Fest

May 30, 2018


“Finding Home,” a short film created by Cal Poly Journalism Department students and faculty, was featured in the San Luis Obispo Film Festival in March.

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