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Cal Poly Reaffirms Commitment to Student-run Radio Station, KCPR-FM

Jun 3, 2015

In an era when the trend in college radio is to sell the license or bring in professional management, the campus station will remain student run with increased guidance from Cal Poly Journalism Department faculty and staff.

Cal Poly Announces Keynote Speakers for Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Jun 2, 2015

GoDaddy CEO and technology pioneer Blake Irving, Madonna Inn owner and philanthropist Phyllis Madonna, and KTTV anchor and Cal Poly alumna Laura Diaz will deliver keynote addresses at three spring 2015 commencement ceremonies June 13 and 14 at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly Student Public Relations Society Takes Second in National Challenge

May 4, 2015

Cal Poly’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter placed second in the national #BetsyDay Challenge on April 2. 

Mustang News Brings Home Top Honors from College Newspaper Business and Advertising Convention

Apr 14, 2015

Mustang News, Cal Poly’s student-run integrated newsroom, won numerous top honors at the College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers (CNBAM) convention in Austin, Texas.

Held March 26-29, the annual convention hosted 67 universities and colleges from across the nation, recognizing 145 winners from 46 schools. More than 700 entries for the 42nd Annual Advertising Awards Competition were received. 

Cal Poly PRSSA Receives Top Honors at Regional Conference at Biola University

Mar 9, 2015

Cal Poly’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) attended the PRSSA Regional Conference at Biola University in La Miranda on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21.

Cal Poly Rededicates California Newspaper Hall of Fame

Jan 23, 2015

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The California Newspaper Hall of Fame has returned to Cal Poly’s Journalism Department. 

The Hall of Fame was rededicated Jan. 22 as a digital memorial in the newsroom of Cal Poly’s student-run news organization, Mustang News. The display reflects the newspaper industry’s dedication to the education of young journalists and a commitment to remembering its roots through notable journalists. 

Cal Poly Mustang News Brings Home 17 National Awards

Nov 13, 2014

Mustang News, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run news organization, received national recognition with 17 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and the College Media Association (CMA) at the National College Media Convention, Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

Cal Poly to Host Jim Hayes Journalism Ethics Symposium Oct. 10

Aug 28, 2014

The Cal Poly Journalism Department will host the inaugural Jim Hayes Symposium: Advancing Integrity in Journalism and Communication from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in Chumash Auditorium on campus.

Journalism Department Launches Integrated Digital-first Curriculum

Sep 27, 2013

Cal Poly’s Journalism Department is the first in the California State University system to launch an integrated, digital-first, student-run news organization as part of its journalism curriculum.


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