Is J&PR the write major for you?

Interested in telling compelling stories – whatever the platform?
Want a skill set that will get you a great job in a wide range of fields?

J&PR offers options in NEWS and PUBLIC RELATIONS,
both of which focus on storytelling across multiple communication
platforms, from traditional media, to social media, to visual media.

Learn more about us:

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J&PR's annual digital newsletter features internship, alum and J&PR news, as
well as a student work showcase and a day-in-the-life of the program photo
essay. Produced entirely by a team from Tehama Group Communications.

Our program emphasizes these core skills:

  • Information gathering
  • Interviewing
  • Writing
  • Visual storytelling
  • Strategy, critical thinking and curiosity
  • Editing, accuracy and fairness

And these core values:

  • Ethics
  • Diversity
  • Professionalism
  • Freedom of speech

See what our students accomplish:

Tehama Group Communications

Tehama Group Communications – A student-managed, full-service public relations agency with on-site consultants offering communications research and planning.
The Orion

The Orion – A student-run,
award-winning news organization that features multi-platform daily breaking news online, a weekly print edition, a radio show and social media coverage of the Chico State community.

Examples of student work from J&PR classes

Service to the North State


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J&PR is proud to honor its THREE Pulitzer Prize-winning alumni: Rick Hurd (news-ed, 1992), Malaika (Fisher) Fraley (news-ed, 1999) and Katrina Cameron (news, 2014).



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J&PR has been accredited by ACEJMC
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