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J462 – Advanced Media Practicum

The purpose of Journalism 462 is to make you a more well-rounded, forward-thinking, credible, ethical, accurate, nimble and innovative journalist. Keep in mind that this class is also designed to provide you with a variety of new and challenging educational experiences which may include but not be limited to: amazing stories being told, new environments being explored, interesting social exchanges taking place, team successes occurring, outside-the-box experimenting happening, etc. As with any class where you’re practicing the skills essential for real-world success, you get out what you put in. Here are some examples of successful work produced by students enrolled in Journalism 462.

Put a ring on it: Being married in college

OCD: More than being a perfectionist

Porn: Why we don’t talk about it

Virtual reality: Changing the virtually impossible to the virtually possible

Textbooks: How Cal Poly and its professors and students aren’t buying into the system

More Cops, Fewer Parties: How New Policies Changed WOW

Where is Kristin Smart? 19 years later, Cal Poly student still missing

Cal Poly Athletics Amps Up Drug Testing

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The Hazy Line on Initiation Traditions

Additional Past Projects

CSU Considering Tobacco Ban

The Poly Persuasion

International students

Guns on campus

Tougher Than Getting the Degree: Getting California Tuition

It’s Not All About Soccer: Cal Poly vs. UC Santa Barbara

Campus Hangover: Cal Poly’s Not-so-dry Alcohol Policies

Your Education, On Loan

Cal Poly After Dark: A Student’s Guide to Staying Safe

More Students, More Problems

One is too Many

ASI Concerts: Who are You Paying to See?
Specific Examples

Specific Content Examples

Here’s an infographic created by Matthew Kacik about the surging popularity of soccer at Cal Poly.

Here’s an infographic created by Nicole Jacobsen that incorporates data from a survey conducted by Kait Freeberg. The story was topic was campus security after dark.

Here’s an interactive photo and a date visualization (wordcloud) created by Lynna Suy that depict students’ opinions about the use of drug-sniffing dogs in Cal Poly’s dormitories.

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