Journalism & Public Relations
Greetings and welcome to the CSULB Department of Journalism & Public Relations. We are a department of more than 30 faculty and staff committed to providing cutting edge instruction to aspiring journalism, public relations and media professionals. 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 Journalism with a specialization in public relations, a Minor in Journalism and a Minor in Public Relations.
Fall 2018 is off to a great start with new Mac’s and PC’s in our instructional labs, and we are offering our first podcasting course, JOUR 382/Podcasting. The course is being taught by Nick Roman, a seasoned radio journalist you can hear on KPCC’s All Things Considered. Three new faculty, Monica Almeida, Kelly Kehoe and Candace Manriquez, are teaching in the department for the first time this fall, and JPR students will be studying abroad in places such as Denmark, Italy, South Korea and Australia.
The fall 2018 semester comes on the heels of an exceptional 2017-2018.
Highlights from 2017-2018 include the CSULB Bateman Team, led by JPR alumna and Professor Jennifer Newton, placing third in the nation in the prestigious public relations case competition. We also had another successful Journalism and Public Relations Day, a tradition that dates back to the 1960s. JPR Day 2018 included presentations from three Pulitzer Prize winners and a networking room buzzing with inspiration as professionals from esteemed organizations offered one-on-one career advice to dozens of JPR students. JPR students also went places in 2017-2018, including Asjia Garner who studied abroad in Morocco, and Elizabeth Campos (class of 2018) who participated in The New York Times Student Journalism Institute in New York.