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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.
    • 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.
    • Competency in grammar, spelling and Associated Press style while editing with accuracy and consistency.
    • Numeracy.
    • Working in multidisciplinary teams to professionally package and transmit information via current and emerging technologies.