The Cal Poly journalism department recently became the first in the California State University system to launch an integrated student-run news organization as part of its journalism curriculum.
Mustang Media Group, which is composed of a student-run newspaper (Mustang News, formerly Mustang Daily), radio show (KCPR-FM), television station (CPTV) and public relations agency (Central Coast PRspectives), officially began at the start of the school year in September, according to a news release.
The integration aims to bring all media platforms under one umbrella with a focus on digital-first reporting and creating a “full circle media organization,” according to the release. All content is available at mustangnews.net.
Mustang Media Group is run by five department-chosen student leaders: Sean McMinn, MMG editor; Carly Rickards, integrated content editor; J.J. Jenkins, Mustang News editor-in-chief; Olivia DeGennaro, broadcast news director; and Jenna Watson, CCPR manager.