About Mustang News

Mustang News is Cal Poly’s award winning,

integrated student media organization.

2018-19 Mustang News Leadership

Austin Linthicum

President & Editor in Chief

Quinn Fish

Print Managing Editor

Lauren Arendt

Social Media Managing Editor

Rachel Marquardt

Web Managing Editor

Rachel Showalter

Video Managing Editor

Claire Blachowski

PR Director

Cassandra Garibay

News Editor

Emily Merten

Arts & Student Life Editor

Brian Truong

Sports Editor

Kendra Coburn

Opinion Editor

Zach Donnenfield

Photo Editor

Justin Garrido

News Video Editor

Sawyer Milam

Sports Video Editor

Connor McCarthy

Chief Anchor

Amanda Simonich

Copy Chief

Calista Lam

Design Editor

Monique Ejenuko

Diversity & Communities Editor

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I pick up a copy of Mustang News?

You can pick up a copy of the printed paper at over 50 newsstands across campus. The paper is also distributed to many student apartment buildings and to businesses around San Luis Obispo.

Who produces Mustang News?

The Mustang News team is made up of 85 students from across all majors at Cal Poly. Our staff is trained in the latest journalistic techniques and all content is completely student-produced.

Several Cal Poly Journalism classes also contribute to Mustang News, including students enrolled in Advanced Newspaper Reporting, Advanced Broadcast Journalism, Senior Media Practicum and Advanced Public Relations.

The advisors of Mustang News are journalism professors.

How can I send a letter to the editor?

Have an opinion at you think the Cal Poly community needs to hear? Submit your letter to the editor here.

How can I share feedback with the editors?

We always enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your feedback on our coverage. Please submit your comments here.

What is Mustang Media Group?

Mustang Media Group is the integrated student-run media organization at Cal Poly, including Mustang News and KCPR

When formed in 2013, it became the first program of its kind in the California State University system, bringing the student newspaper, TV studio, radio station, public relations agency, and business operations under one umbrella and providing students with the type of environment that has become standard in today’s media industry.

Mustang Media Group will be  Cal Poly’s ultimate source for local news, a national leader in college media, and will drive conversation through student voices.

How do I advertise in Mustang News?

Advertising opportunities are available across all of our platforms: print, web, social and video. We offer both display and native advertising to both local and national clients. Click here to learn more about advertising in Mustang News.

Want to get involved in Mustang News?

We are looking for team players with a drive to learn and passion for storytelling. Mustang Media Group members thrive on innovation while ambitiously seeking to hone their craft and improve their communities.

All majors and levels of experience are encouraged to apply.