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'Alexa, play KCPR.'

May 7, 2019

After KCPR’s 50th anniversary in fall of 2018, the student-run radio station experienced some exciting changes, making the station’s content more accessible and diverse than ever before. 

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Support Quality Journalism

May 7, 2019

Now, more than ever, teaching a new generation of journalists is important work. It’s a mission we embrace at Cal Poly. Our Learn by Doing approach empowers graduates to tackle the challenges increasingly faced by the profession. Through their experiences here, students learn to uphold values like accuracy, impartiality and humanity, while they master the latest storytelling technologies.

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Journalism alumnus Paul Harrer

Department Advisory Board Welcomes Five New Members

May 7, 2019

Learn more about the five new members of the Journalism Advisory Board.

Journalism alumnus Mark Armstrong

Alumni Updates

May 7, 2019

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

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Cal Poly Student Media Wins 46 Awards

Mar 6, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Every platform of Mustang Media Group, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run media organization, received national recognition last weekend from three of college media’s most distinguished organizations—California College Media Association (CCMA), Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and College Media Business and Advertising Managers (CMBAM).

Scholarship in memory of Cal Poly student Jordan Grant awarded to two journalism students

Dec 12, 2018

(From left to right: Lucas clark, becky grant, james grant, cassandra garibay, aidan mcgloin, and aja goare | photo by yasel hurtado)

The family of Cal Poly student Jordan Grant have funded two $5,000 journalism scholarships in his honor. Jordan was a first-year Cal Poly computer engineering student who was killed October 7, 2018, in a motorcycle crash on Highway 101.  

Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group Wins 17 National College Media Awards

Dec 3, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Mustang Media Group, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run media organization, received national recognition last month from two of college media’s most distinguished organizations — Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and College Media Association (CMA).

Join Our Campaign

Nov 19, 2018

The Centennial Campaign is about making it possible for students to thrive — and lead — in a rapidly changing media world. At its core is the Journalism Endowment, a grassroots fund supported by individual contributions.

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Emily Merten

New Scholarships and Awards in Journalism Department

Nov 19, 2018

The Journalism Department awarded two new scholarships and an award in 2018, thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends.

Patti Piburn

Patti Piburn Returns to Journalism Department

Nov 19, 2018

Patti Piburn has returned to the Journalism Department as the adviser to Cal Poly’s student-run radio station, KCPR. She had previously worked as KCPR adviser and a full-time lecturer for the department before taking a two-year leave of absence from Cal Poly to work on her doctorate at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University.


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