Journalism Department Newsletter Winter 2020

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New Journalism Advisory Board member

Journalism Department Advisory Board Welcomes Five New Members

The Journalism Department recently welcomed five new members to the Department Advisory Board. They shared career highlights, favorite memories, and inspiration. 

Read more about the new board members

Zoom class meeting

Taking Learning Online

Despite the fact that they are lined up on a screen like the opening of “The Brady Bunch” or “Hollywood Squares,” students in JOUR 415 this quarter are going about their usual coursework: developing public relations activities to support Mustang Media Group.

Read more about adjusting to online classes

KCPR alumnus Neal Losey

Working in the #MeToo Era

Journalism graduate (2005) Carolyn McGourty Supple joined two accomplished journalists and activists on March 5 for Working in the #MeToo Era, a department event designed to address the issues women face in the media workplace.

Read more about their visit to campus

award-winning journalist John Walcott

New class teaches students to think like an entrepreneur

A new course in the Journalism Department is asking students to grapple with the big questions facing our profession: How do we get more people to read the news? How do we make accurate information accessible to wider audiences? How can we develop new revenue to support journalism?

Read more about the new class

Journalism alumna Hayley Sakae

5 Key Takeaways from Matt Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of Reveal

Matt Thompson talked about the passion for local news he developed as a young reporter at The Fresno Bee. Here are five key take-aways from his Q&A with Mustang News Managing Editor Cassandra Garibay during a campus visit in February.

Read more about the Q&A on campus




Journalism alumna Hayley Sakae

The Journalism Department has a new look!

The second floor of Building 26 recently underwent a transformation. The walls were painted for the first time in about 17 years, and the old bulletin boards were replaced by new glass display boards, or “fish bowls,” to showcase information about classes, opportunities for students, and inspiration from department alumni. 

Read more about the new displays




Journalism alumna Hayley Sakae

Support Mustang News and KCPR

Student work on Mustang News and KCPR is vital to the community -- now more than ever. Students have been covering the most important news event of our lifetime, with daily updates on the impact of COVID-19 on Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo.

Read more about how you can support student media




Journalism alumna Olivia Nelson

Alumni Updates

The latest news and accomplishments from Journalism Department alumni.  

Read more about journalism alumni


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