The CSUN Department of Journalism, a nationally accredited undergraduate program, is home to eight award-winning, student-run contemporary and digital news media operations as well as a thriving public relations agency.

Converging newsrooms include: The Sundial, the bilingual multimedia outlet El Nuevo Sol, the mobile Pop-Up Newsroom, and cloud-based Scene magazine, plus the broadcast programs, Valley View News, Matador News, On Point public affairs and KCSN HD2, the Golden Mike-winning newscast heard on the campus-based public radio station housed in the Valley Performing Arts Center. The newest is Agency 398, a student-run public relations operation.


As one of 119 programs accredited by the National Accrediting Council of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC), the CSUN Journalism department is distinguished by:

  • More than 800 undergraduates and 40 graduate students, making it one of the largest in California.
  • A partnership with the campus MyCSUNtablet Initiative in which faculty and students are engaged in teaching and learning with iPads and related technology and social media tools.
  • An interdisciplinary minor in Spanish-language Journalism – a one-of-a-kind bilingual multimedia operation focusing on social issues with online and TV/radio projects.
  • Five active campus student chapters of professional organizations, including the CSUN Latino Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, Public Relations Student Society of America, Radio Television Digital News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Strong links to professional internships and jobs at national-level media outlets throughout Southern California and across the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the Daily News, Times Community News, the Ventura County Star, La Opinión, as well as NBC, ABC, CNN, KTLA, KFWB, NPR, ESPN, Univisión, Hispanic Link, Warner Music Group, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures and the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Numerous scholarships, including the Flip Wilson Memorial Scholarship, which helps fund tuition/fees, room and board, plus books for a student’s senior year.
  • Close ties to regional high schools and community colleges as well as nearby universities.