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. 

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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

More information on the NEWS optionThe write major

More information on the PUBLIC RELATIONS optionBuild your image

PR option planning guide (PDF, two pages)

See what our students accomplish

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

Our student-managed, award-winning newspaper.

What's new...


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 by Tehama Group Communications.

J&PR Wired cover

Learn about our
commitment to diversity...

J&PR is among the most diverse programs at Chico State and our students gain valuable experience working with and covering diverse populations.

We'll let this student-produced video tell you more:

J&PR Diversity Program video



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