Journalism 462 | Home

The goal of this course is to make you a more well-rounded, forward-thinking, credible, ethical, accurate, nimble and innovative journalist. Keep in mind that this course 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 (newest > oldest).

SLO Voyagers bring dragon boat racing to Cal Poly

Student Harmine project endeavors to find cure for malaria

Environmental group One With Nature presses for change on the Central Coast

Appendage and Bough offers vintage and quirky products to San Luis Obispo

Declining monarch butterfly populations at risk of parasites if they stay in California

Baby cow man with a plan

Rock the Vine: Students put on San Luis Obispo’s first wine farmers’ market

Transfer students Garrick and Joseph stand out in first half of men’s basketball season

Liquor Locker: Cal Poly students create an at-home bar

Paying tribute to indigenous roots: Cal Poly prepares for yakʔitʸutʸu

Former football recruit finds passion in the face of adversity

Cause and effect: The proposed Health Services Fee

QL+ Lab makes one-of-a-kind prosthetics for Central Coast community

Current Solutions creates app to prevent sexual assault

An underground look at Campus Dining

One roof, four wheels, endless travel: Adventures on the Denali Bus

College is hard, raising kids in college is even harder

Lightning in a Bottle brings more than music to the Central Coast

Instafamous: From student to social media celebrity

Cal Poly caveman: Psychology lecturer builds caves under his property

Smile. Sip. Strip. The life of a Cal Poly student working as a webcam model

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

Award Winning Work

Arson or accident: Investigating The Sub’s fire

Opioid overdose deaths down in San Luis Obispo, but the pain remains

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

Cal Poly Athletics Amps Up Drug Testing

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?