Journalism & Public Relations
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.
The Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations is here! The department has been working on this initiative for several years, and we believe we now offer the most up-to-date, professionally relevant and digital-centric public relations curriculum in the CSU system. Meet with a JPR academic advisor to learn more about the BA and/or our minor in public relations. The department is also celebrating a big birthday this semester: the Daily 49er is turning 70! All former Daily 49er writers, reporters, editors and other contributors are invited to the party/reunion Sunday, November 10, 5PM-2AM, at the one and only 49ers Tavern. You can register for the party/reunion here. Last but not least, Dr. Trevor Bell joins the JPR faculty this semester. Dr. Bell comes to CSULB from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Welcome, Dr. Bell!
Spring 2019 (Highlights from an Outstanding Semester!)
The JPR Bateman Team won first place in the prestigious PRSA Bateman case study competition in spring. Ines Torres de Jesus, Britny Coker-Moen, Louis Lopez, Andie Paredes and Samantha Storrey competed against more than 70 other teams to take the top collegiate public relations prize in the country. On the journalism side, DIG en Español debuted in spring. It is the first and only Spanish-language magazine on campus and in Long Beach. The department also hosted its annual “Journalism & Public Relations” Day. The event theme was “Hollywood Insiders: Behind the Glitz and Glamour.” Academy Awards show publicist Steve Rohr, entertainment journalist Vivian Nweze and others spoke, while professionals from organizations such as ESPN, The Los Angeles Times, E! Networks and Golin met one on one with students as part of the JPR Day Networking and Mentoring Fair.