Student Media and Clubs
Mustang Media Group
Mustang Media Group is Cal Poly’s award-winning, integrated student media organization that encompasses the following platforms and channels.
MustangNews.net is a fully integrated multimedia journalism platform featuring news, arts, sports and opinion. MustangNews.net is designed to give you the experience you’ll need to be competitive in the rapidly changing world of news media and public relations. Staff members will work to publish original content across multiple media using journalistic writing, video, audio and graphics. print, broadcast, multimedia and public relations.
Mustang News Television (MNTV) is an on-campus broadcast lab that gives students the opportunity to work in a traditional television newsroom setting. In true Cal Poly "learn by doing" fashion, MNTV student reporters cover the campus and surrounding community compiling their reports into a 30-minute live weekly newscast seen on campus, in campus housing, and on local channel 19. Students execute all functions of a "real" newsroom and rotate through studio positions to produce the live weekly newscast.
Mustang News is Cal Poly’s award-winning newspaper that provides students the opportunity to cover and publish in-depth news, arts and sports stories. Mustang News is an entirely student-run biweekly newspaper published by students in the Journalism Department. Mustang News averages about 70 issues per year, not including special editions for annual events such as the Week of Welcome, homecoming and open house.
Mustang News Public Relations (MNPR) – Formerly known as Central Coast PRspectives, is the public relations and marketing operation of student media. Managed and run entirely by PR students under the leadership of faculty and staff advisor, MNPR gives students hands-on leadership and management experience with community and university clients. Students enrolled in JOUR 415, Public Relations Practicum, craft and implement public relations campaigns and programs for their clients. Professionalism, creativity, innovation and diligence are stressed in this unparalleled learning environment.
PRSSA Cal Poly Chapter
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the nation's largest organization for students who are interested in public relations and communications. It has more than 10,000 students and over 200 chapters. Cal Poly’s PRSSA chapter was established around 2006. This student-driven club is managed by an executive board and faculty advisor. The goal of PRSSA is to promote public relations education and profession through networking events, guest speakers, workshops, and professional conferences. Follow PRSSA on Instagram (@calpolyprssa) to check out its previous events or sign up for the interest form on its website.
KCPR is Cal Poly's FCC-licensed radio station broadcasting 24/7 at 91.3 FM in San Luis Obispo County and streaming on KCPR.org. Students from all majors participate on air and in numerous activities such as marketing, writing and designing the website, event planning and fundraising, which are critical to the station's success. Students enrolled in JOUR 333, Broadcast News, produce five-minute live newscasts with a full news, weather and sports report that air Monday through Friday. The station connects students, the campus community and the larger San Luis Obispo area with up-and-coming artists and trending news. KCPR champions the idea that "different matters" and promotes creative minds at its core.