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Associate professor Richard Gearhart works from home

Taking Learning Online

May 1, 2020

Despite the fact that they are lined up on a screen like the opening of “The Brady Bunch” or “Hollywood Squares,” students in JOUR 415 this quarter are going about their usual coursework: developing public relations activities to support Mustang Media Group.

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Five new members of the Journalism Department Advisory Board

Journalism Department Advisory Board Welcomes Five New Members

May 1, 2020

The Journalism Department recently welcomed five new members to the Department Advisory Board. They shared career highlights, favorite memories, and inspiration. 

CLA Speaks with John Walcott

Five Key Takeaways from CLA Speaks with John Walcott

Dec 6, 2019

Award-winning journalist and author John Walcott talked with Cal Poly on November 4 about the obligation for journalists to seek out the truth. He visited campus as part of the College of Liberal Arts’ CLA Speaks series.

Former KCPR DJ Neal Losey

Former KCPR DJ Neal Losey Celebrates 30 Years On-Air

Dec 6, 2019

In his time at Cal Poly, Neal Losey was not a journalism student. In fact, his interest in history is what initially brought him to San Luis Obispo more than three decades ago. However, an entirely different interest eventually brought him to the KCPR studio, where he fostered a passion for sharing music that reshaped his career aspirations entirely.

Cal Poly journalism professor Michael Park

Meet the Newest Additions to the Journalism Department

Dec 6, 2019

Two newcomers joined the department faculty and staff in 2019: Assistant Professor Michael K. Park, Ph.D., Esq., teaching Media Law (JOUR 302) and Journalism Ethics (JOUR 402), and Jonathan Schlitt, general manager for Mustang Media Group.

Let's Talk Jobs event 2019

Journalism Alumni Stage First “Let’s Talk Jobs” Event

Dec 6, 2019

Members of the Journalism Advisory Board returned to campus on October 17 for the Journalism Department’s first Let’s Talk Jobs career workshop, where they participated in table conversations, industry discussions and one-on-one resume critiques. Members shared internship insights, resume tips and interviewing skills for their respective industries with more than 80 students in attendance. 

Hayley Sakae (Journalism, ‘18)

Alumni Updates

Dec 6, 2019

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

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Mustang Media Group Earns 33 Awards at National Conference

Nov 15, 2019

Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly’s student-run media organization, received 33 journalism, broadcasting and advertising awards at a recent national conference.

Alicia Shepard

Cal Poly Journalism to welcome Alicia Shepard as Journalist in Residence

Nov 4, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA— Award-winning journalist, author and media critic Alicia Shepard will spend Winter Quarter 2020 at Cal Poly teaching Featuring Writing (JOUR 407) in the Journalism Department. 

Student Media Team Takes Home 46 Awards

May 7, 2019

Mustang Media Group (MMG) received national recognition this winter with a record number of awards.


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