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The Poly Post

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28 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 28, at 11:59 PM PST
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The Poly Post Excellence Fund

The Poly Post, Cal Poly Pomona’s student-run news organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support student journalists during the 2023-2024 academic year. If you are passionate about supporting the First Amendment, student journalism and care about diversifying newsrooms in California and beyond, we urge you to consider supporting The Poly Post. 

The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in new challenges in securing ad revenue and revenue has not returned to pre-pandemic levels. In addition, the multimedia journalism program and the size of The Poly Post staff has increased. The Communication Department now includes approximately 150 multimedia journalism majors and Poly Post staff has grown to more than 60 students and includes staff writers, videographers, photographers, editors, graphic designers, social media managers, and marketing assistants. This campaign will be critical in supporting a variety of needs for our growing staff and our priorities for this campaign include:

  1.  Increase professional development, workshop opportunities for staff. 
  2.  Provide leadership scholarships to students serving as Poly Post editors. 
  3.  Add work stations to accommodate growing staff and media platforms.

The Poly Post recognizes and appreciates your support. With your generosity, we can improve our ability to carry out our roles as student journalists for our campus community. 

Cal Poly Pomona’s student-run newspaper since 1940, The Poly Post provides coverage of the campus and local community to a student body of more than 27,000 and about 2,400 faculty and staff members. The Poly Post is an independent student-run organization housed within the Communication Department and overseen by a business manager and two faculty advisers. It is supported primarily by advertising revenue and institutional funds. Each semester, a staff of student journalists provides weekly news to the campus community through a print edition, digital newsletter, website, mobile news app, podcasts, and social media.

The Poly Post is one of the most diverse student newsrooms in the country, and its leadership includes an editor in chief, managing editor, two section editors, two copyeditors, a web editor, a photo editor, a video editor, an an editor for the La Voz Spanish-language blog. These students are enrolled in polytechnic news lab courses COM 3351A News Practicum or COM 4451A  Advanced News Practicum. Under the guidance of faculty advisors, editors oversee staff reporters, photographers, videographers, and freelancers. In addition to serving as a valuable news source for the university, The Poly Post is a learning lab for students in multimedia journalism and follows the university’s polytechnic "learn by doing" approach and the classes have been designated Poly X (signature polytechnic experience) courses by the university. 

The Poly Post has earned several collegiate journalism awards, including national and regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Associated Collegiate Press, and the California College Media Association. Our staff members have gone on to work for a variety of news outlets and media companies including CBS This Morning, ABC7 (Los Angles), Facebook, People magazine, Alta magazine, Southern California News Group, CBS8 (San Diego), Las Vegas Review-Journal, PBS SoCal, and City News Service.

Read more on The Poly Post website and the Bronco Guide magazine, and Sign up here for our weekly newsletter for news about our CPP community.

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @thepolypost. And download our free news app from the Apple Store or Google Play. Available on Apple and Android devices!

Want to learn more about advertising with The Poly Post, Bronco Guide, our newsletter and social media platforms? Take a glance at our media kit!

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With your generous donation of $10, you can help The Poly Post take one step closer to keep CPP students, faculty, and staff informed and engaged.


Staff Writer

Your generous $25 donation contributes approximately 1/5 of conference or workshop registration costs for a Poly Post staff member. That amount can cover additional mics and memory cards necessary for multimedia reporting.


Copy Editor

Your generous donation of $50 can cover approximately half of annual subscription costs for podcast music, conference registration or professional reporter's mics.


Section Editor

Your generous donation of $75 allows The Poly Post to renew Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions for two staff members and can typically cover a fees for workshops offered by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Collegiate Press.


Managing Editor

Your generous donation of $100 can cover 1/5 of a $500 scholarship or 1/10 of a $1,000 scholarship for Poly Post staff members.



Your generous donation of $250 can cover half of a $500 scholarship for staff, or full conference registration for approximately two staff members, or a new work station for editors.



Your generous donation could cover nearly all registration and lodging costs for a student to attend a professional journalism conference, or fully fund a scholarship or contribute to about 1/4 of the cost of upgraded mirrorless cameras.

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