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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.

Cal Poly Journalism Students Win CNPA Newspaper Contest Awards

Jul 7, 2015

Cal Poly Mustang News staffers won five Campus Excellence in Journalism awards at the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest on May 9.

Cal Poly Journalism Students Awarded Sacramento Press Club Scholarships

Jun 25, 2015

Cal Poly journalism students Benjy Egel of Davis, Calif., and Leah Horner of Sacramento recently won a total of $12,000 in scholarship funds from the Sacramento Press Club.

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. 

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. 


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