Journalism & Public Relations

Our Mission

Preparing Chico State students to be ethical, knowledgeable, responsible, versatile and engaged communicators.

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What we teach

  • Critical, creative and independent thinking.
  • Professional standards and ethical practice of journalism and public relations.
  • Leadership.
  • Working with and conveying information to diverse communities.
  • Appreciation for the history, purpose and relevance of the First Amendment and media law, including privacy, libel, copyright, intellectual property and freedom of information.
  • Creating audience-appropriate content by conducting research via digital channels, interviewing, fact checking, writing across multiple platforms and engaging audiences with visual tools.
  • The evolution of digital information and media technologies.
  • Journalistic style, grammar and spelling, while editing with accuracy and consistency.
  • Numeracy.
  • Working in multidisciplinary teams to professionally package and transmit information via current and emerging technologies.
  • Please see our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan (PDF) for more details.