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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.

Kathryn McKenzie, Humbled

Jan 26, 2021


Humbled: How California’s Monterey Bay Escaped Industrial Ruin, published by Cal Poly Journalism alum, Kathryn McKenzie.

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Kevin Riggs and Rick DeBruhl, The Insider's Guide to Media Training: 99 Tips to Survive your Interview in the Digital Age

Jan 26, 2021

Cal Poly Journalism alumni and veteran broadcasters Kevin Riggs (1978) and Rick DeBruhl (1977) are on a mission to demystify the media interview.

Carolyn Nielsen, Reporting on Race in a Digital Era 

Jan 26, 2021

Cal Poly Journalism alum, Dr. Carolyn Nielsen, discusses racial disparities seen in reporting and news media coverage in her newly published book, Reporting on Race in a Digital Era.

Alumni Updates

May 7, 2020

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

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Support Mustang News and KCPR

May 7, 2020

Student work on Mustang News and KCPR is vital to the community -- now more than ever. and Mustang News on KCPR have been covering the most important news event of our lifetime, with daily updates on the impact of COVID-19 on Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo.

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The Journalism Department has a new look!

May 7, 2020

The second floor of Building 26, home to the Journalism Department, recently underwent a transformation. The walls were painted for the first time in about 17 years, and the old bulletin boards were replaced by new glass display boards, or “fish bowls,” to showcase information about classes, opportunities for students, and inspiration from department alumni. 

5 Key Takeaways from Matt Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of Reveal

May 7, 2020

Matt Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and former Executive Editor for The Atlantic, talked about the passion for local news he developed as a young reporter at The Fresno Bee. Here are five key take-aways from his Q&A with Mustang News Managing Editor Cassandra Garibay during a campus visit in February.

New class teaches students to think like an entrepreneur

May 7, 2020

A new course in the Journalism Department is asking students to grapple with the big questions facing our profession: How do we get more people to read the news? How do we make accurate information accessible to wider audiences? How can we develop new revenue to support journalism?

Working in the #MeToo Era

May 7, 2020

Journalism graduate (2005) Carolyn McGourty Supple joined two accomplished journalists and activists on March 5 for Working in the #MeToo Era, a department event designed to address the issues women face in the media workplace.

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