Journalism Department Newsletter Winter 2021

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Student media adapts to a virtual world

Student Media Adapts to a Virtual World

The pandemic may have forced them off campus, but journalism students and faculty are turning to alternative methods to produce exceptional journalism across multiple platforms.

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Mark Willard

Willard Takes Workshop Online

Radio broadcaster Mark Willard (1997) is getting back into his workshop groove.

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Carolyn Nielsen

Alumni Turned Authors

The move from reporter to journalist was not a huge leap for these five Cal Poly alumni who have recently published or plan to publish their new books.

Read more about their published work

Students and Faculty Adapt to Online Learning

Students and Faculty Adapt to Online Learning

Online learning has changed the way people view remote school and revolutionized remote journalism. Cal Poly Journalism students are able to complete assignments and meet deadlines with some new technology.

Read more about learning from home

Casey McDonald-Liu

McDonald-Liu Joins PR Faculty

Casey McDonald-Liu, Ph.D., who joined the faculty in fall 2020, brings her professional marketing and public relations experience and her passion for research to the journalism program.

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Alumni Survey chart

Alumni Survey Results Are In

Ninety-seven percent of Cal Poly Journalism graduates who responded to the department’s recent alumni survey reported being satisfied (35%) or very satisfied (62%) with their journalism education.

Read more about the survey results




Student with pizza box

Thank You for the Pizza!

A staple of any election night is pizza in the newsroom. So what happens when the newsroom is closed because of a pandemic, and student journalists are covering this important story from home? The pizzas come to them!

Read more about the pizza delivery




Journalism alumni Ayrton Ostly

Alumni Updates

Check out the latest accomplishments, awards and news from Journalism Department alumni.

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