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Bilingual Media Writing Program

Launched in Fall 2013 with a competitive $25,000 grant from the Public Relations Society of America Foundation, this initiative is designed to encourage Spanish/English-bilingual students to pursue media professions. Grant supporters included:

  • Entravision / Univision
  • Azteca America San Diego
  • Allison+Partners (public relations firm)
  • inewsource (journalism nonprofit)
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • San Diego Press Club
  • Public Relations Society of America, San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter
  • Public Relations Student Society of America, San Diego State University chapter
  • SDSU College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • SDSU Glen M. Broom Center for Professional Development in Public Relations
  • SDSU Center for Latin American Studies

Two JMS courses are offered, when resources permit, on a Spanish/English-bilingual basis: JMS 220 (Writing for Mass Media) and JMS 434 (Writing for Spanish-language and Latino Media). And in Fall 2014, the School was joined by two additional Spanish/English-bilingual faculty members, who will help to further expand this program.