Journalism & Public Relations

J&PR – The Write Major

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 RELATIONSboth 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. The newsletter is 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 for up to nine clients per semester.

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

Student Work

J&PR students create portfolios that include projects from the numerous applied skills and visual storytelling classes offered in the department.

Student Work(opens in new window)


Kayla Fitzgerald and Julia Maldonado

J&PR continues to build on its reputation as a professional skills-based program, with its students collecting more than 56 awards since 2010.

Awards(opens in new window)


Internship examplesPR students are required to fulfill an internship to graduate. These hands-on learning experiences prepare students for industry.

Internships(opens in new window)

Media, Entertainment & Technology cooperative

Check out the cutting-edge collaborative work
J&PR students helped create for
Lundberg Family Farms
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Have a project idea?
Contact Debra Johnson.
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Action News Now coverage of The O's recent awards.

Information on enrollment,
as well as graduation and retention rates:

Public Accountability

Nationally Accredited

J&PR has been accredited
by ACEJMC since 1996 and
was re-accredited in 2016.