Journalism & Public Relations


Faculty Grad 2017

CSULB graduation, May 2017 (left to right): Professors Jennifer Fleming, Gwen Shaffer, Robin Jones, Soumitro Sen, Teresa Puente, Barbara Kingsley-Wilson, Danny Paskin, Heloiza Herscovitz, Jennifer Newton and Emma Daugherty

Greetings and welcome to the CSULB Department of Journalism & Public Relations. We are a department of more than 35 faculty and staff committed to student success in media education. We are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, and we offer four academic programs: a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, a Minor in Journalism and a Minor in Public Relations.

Jennifer Fleming

Department Chair and
Professor Jennifer Fleming

Spring 2020
UPDATE March 23, 2020: The department has adjusted courses and student services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All instruction is now online, and student services are limited. Advising is available; however, meetings will be at a distance and by appointment only. Click here for more details about how to make an advising appointment. Other department services are not available until further notice: the main office (LA4-106) and Student Success Mac Lab (LA4-207) are closed, and the equipment loan program is suspended. Contact the department chair, Dr. Jennifer Fleming, with questions about these measures or the program in general: Take care and stay healthy!

Fall 2019 In Review
The Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations debuted in fall 2019—a BA we believe is the most up-to-date, professionally relevant and digital-centric public relations curriculum in the CSU system. Meanwhile, the 2020 Bateman Team was selected; Jonathan Rulison, Alexis Wolfe, Eddie Infante, Macey Klipp and Melanie Morales will design and implement a Census 2020 campaign in the prestigious public relations competition. They have big shoes to fill, following last year’s JPR Bateman Team victory for their “Diversity LB” campaign.  The department also celebrated a BIG birthday in fall, the Daily Forty-Niner turned 70! The Daily Forty-Niner was established within months of CSULB opening in 1949, so the department is one of a select few on campus with roots that trace back to the very beginnings of CSULB.

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