Journalism Department Newsletter Spring 2017

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Paul Bittick receiving Educator of the Year Award

Paul Bittick Recognized as Journalism Educator of the Year

The California Journalism & Media Affiliates recently named Paul Bittick, Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group general manager, as the 2017 Journalism Educator of the Year in the 4-Year Division.  

Read more about Bittick's award

Bill and Cheryl Swanson

Donation Funds HD Upgrade to Student-run TV Studio 

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

Read more about the HD TV studio upgrade

Mustang Media Wins 22 Awards

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

Mustang Media Group 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.

Read more about Mustang Media's 20+ awards

100 Years of Mustang News

Journalism Department Celebrates 100 Years of Mustang News

The Cal Poly Journalism Department celebrated the centennial anniversary of its student press in 2016 with "100 Years of Delivering the News" Oct. 14 -15. 

Read more about the 100-year celebration

Matterport image of new HD studio

A New Camera … a New Style of Storytelling

The Matterport Pro 3D Camera could revolutionize multimedia storytelling. As of April, Cal Poly’s Journalism Department is one of only a half dozen universities in the nation to have one.

Read more about the Matterport camera

Karen White

Journalism Alumna on Being One of the First Female Cal Poly Students

From 1939 until 1956, women were not allowed to attend Cal Poly. Karen White (Journalism, '61) talks about being part of the first group of re-admitted female students.   

Watch Karen White's interview

Keli Moore

Journalism Department Welcomes Two New Faculty

Yan Shan (public relations and advertising professor) and Keli Moore (broadcast journalism lecturer) joined the department.

Read more about Shan and Moore

Alumni Update


Breaking news on Journalism Department alumni.

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