Journalism Department Newsletter Fall 2018

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Jim Hayes Symposium 2018

Five Takeaways from the 2018 Jim Hayes Symposium

The Journalism Department’s third biennial Jim Hayes Symposium on Oct. 12 focused on the many challenges confronting journalism.   

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Cal Poly Journalism Alumna Susan Houghton

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Four accomplished alumni were inducted into the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s Mustang Media Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Oct. 13.  

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Journalism Department Re-applies for Accreditation 

The Cal Poly Journalism Department is applying for accreditation through the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The process will be carried out over the course of two years. 

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Alumni Updates

The latest news on Journalism Department alumni.  

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Celebrating 50 Years of KCPR

A weekend of events to mark the 50th anniversary of campus radio station KCPR-FM kicked off on Friday, Oct. 12, with a concert at SLO Brew Rock. The 400-plus attendees included Cal Poly alumni, students, and local music lovers.  

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Patti Piburn

Patti Piburn Returns to Journalism Department

Patti Piburn has returned 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 to work on her doctorate at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University.

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Emily Merten, scholarship recipient

New Scholarships and Awards

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

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Inside the CPTV studioJoin Our Campaign

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.

Read more about the Journalism Department campaign


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