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Mustang Media Group Wins More Than 20 Awards at National College Media Convention

Mar 24, 2017

Mustang Media Group, the Journalism Department’s student-run news organization, received 22 awards — including nine first-place awards — from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and the California College Media Association (CCMA) at the Midwinter National College Media Convention held March 2-5 in San Francisco.

Donation Funds HD Upgrade to Student-Run TV Studio at Cal Poly

Mar 24, 2017

Thanks to a $100,000 donation to the Journalism Department from Bill and Cheryl Swanson, the university’s student-run television studio will be outfitted with the latest cameras, switchers and other equipment, allowing students to broadcast in high definition.

Cal Poly Student Press to Mark 100th Anniversary

Sep 29, 2016

First Mustang Media Hall of Fame inductees include ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Journalism Department is planning a two-day celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of the student press on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15.

Cal Poly Kennedy Library to Exhibit ‘100 Years of Delivering the News’ Oct. 14 – Dec. 9

Sep 27, 2016

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly is celebrating the centennial anniversary of its student newspaper in an exhibit, “100 Years of Delivering the News,” at Kennedy Library Oct. 14 through Dec. 9. The public is invited to view the exhibit and come to the opening reception from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, on the second floor of the Kennedy Library.

Come to San Luis Obispo to Celebrate 100 Years of Mustang News

Jul 14, 2016

Cal Poly Journalism Department is extending a special invitation to join us at the Spotlight Gala from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Embassy Suites Ballroom here in San Luis Obispo.

This special dinner will close our “100 Years of Delivering the News,” a two-day celebration packed with exciting programs to mark the 100th anniversary of the student press at Cal Poly.

Panelists Announced for Cal Poly's Jim Hayes Symposium

Jul 11, 2016

Jim Hayes Symposium

On Oct. 14 and 15, we will celebrate “100 Years of Delivering the News” -- a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Cal Poly's student press. The gala weekend will include a special Jim Hayes Symposium with four distinguished pioneers in journalism. They will discuss the challenges facing journalism and consider the question: "How do we prepare students for the next 100 years?"

Cal Poly’s Mustang News Wins Multiple National and State Honors

May 3, 2016

Mustang News, which is celebrating its 100th year in 2016, garnered several awards at the College Media Business and Advertising Managers (CMBAM) convention in Denver and the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP)/California College Media Association (CCMA) convention in Los Angeles.

Cal Poly Journalism Recognized with National First-Place Awards

Jan 29, 2016

Cal Poly's student news organization, Mustang News, received multiple first-place awards and additional honors from the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association.

Cal Poly Students to be Honored by Lawmakers at State Capitol on Feb. 1

Jan 27, 2016

Twenty-one Cal Poly students will be recognized for their awards and other accomplishments by state lawmakers on the floors of the Assembly and Senate in Sacramento on Monday, Feb. 1.


Oct 26, 2015


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The journalism department and Mustang News will mark the 100th anniversary of student media at Cal Poly with a yearlong celebration starting with a Reunion BBQ on O’Neill Green on the Cal Poly campus at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 7, 2015, and ending with a symposium and dinner gala in October 2016.


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