Journalism Department Newsletter Winter 2016
CAL POLY WOMEN EXPLORE VIRTUAL REALITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT HACK-A-THON
The convergence of journalism and technology was on the minds of dozens of forward-thinking students, including a handful of Cal Poly journalism students, during the Hack the Gender Gap women’s hack-a-thon Oct. 9-11 at USC’s Wallis Annenberg Hall in Los Angeles.
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS HONORS DAVID KERLEY
War, presidential campaigns, Hurricane Katrina, the shootings at Virginia Tech. ABC News correspondent David Kerley has seen it all, and yet being recognized as the 2015 College of Liberal Arts Honored Alumnus surprised and humbled him, he said.
STUDENTS EXPERIMENT WITH IMMERSIVE JOURNALISM
Journalism professors Patrick Howe and Brady Teufel introduced students this year to tools for using immersive journalism to tell stories. This form of journalism, also known as virtual reality journalism, allows a reporter to bring the audience into the story by providing audio and 360-degree visuals.
MUSTANG NEWS TAILGATE
The Mustang News “family” was out in force on Saturday, Nov. 7, to kick off a yearlong 100th anniversary celebration with a tailgate barbecue on campus.
100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - SAVE THE DATES!
Please join us on campus Oct. 14 and 15, 2016, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the student press at Cal Poly.
ALUMNI GIVE BACK TO CAL POLY STUDENTS
Two campus visits last spring featuring acclaimed alumni provided journalism students unique insights into the worlds of hard news, music journalism and the music industry.
Breaking news on our far-flung alumni.
THANK YOU, JOURNALISM ALUMNI!
Thanks to the efforts of the Journalism Advisory Board, the Journalism Department now has a new endowment – the Journalism Endowment.