Cal Poly Professor Recognized as Journalism Educator of the Year

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The California Journalism and Media Affiliates recently named Brady Teufel, Cal Poly Journalism Department assistant chair and associate professor, as the 2018 Journalism Educator of the Year 4-Year Division.

The award recognizes leadership and support that goes beyond the journalism program and has impact across campus, community and local or regional associations. Only one educator from all California campus media associations earns this prestigious honor each year.

This is the second consecutive year the award was presented to an educator in the Cal Poly Journalism Department. Paul Bittick, Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group general manager, was the 2017 honoree.

“Brady has been integral to Cal Poly’s student media evolution into an integrated Mustang News operation,” said Cal Poly Journalism Department Chair Mary Glick. “This includes the development of a new capstone course that requires students to produce stories across all platforms — print, digital and video — so students from print, broadcast and public relations all leave Cal Poly’s program with valuable knowledge needed in today’s media market.”

A San Luis Obispo native, Teufel joined the Cal Poly Journalism Department in 2006. Teufel’s work experience includes stints as a reporter, photojournalist, graphic designer, web designer and social media consultant. His teaching interests include writing, photography, coding, and drones.

Bittick presented the plaque to his Cal Poly colleague at the California College Media Association awards banquet March 3 in Long Beach. Previous educators of the year nominate current contenders for awards at the university, community college and high school level. The awards are funded by the California Press Foundation. 

Paul Bittick (right), a previous Educator of the Year honoree, presented the California Journalism and Media Affiliates’ 2018 Journalism Educator of the Year – 4-Year Division award to his Cal Poly colleague, Brady Teufel, during the California College Media Association Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 3, in Long Beach. (Photo by Joe Wirt/CNPA Services Inc.)
Paul Bittick (right), a previous Educator of the Year honoree, presented the California Journalism and Media Affiliates’ 2018 Journalism Educator of the Year – 4-Year Division award to his Cal Poly colleague, Brady Teufel, during the California College Media Association Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 3, in Long Beach. (Photo by Joe Wirt/CNPA Services Inc.)

Links
- http://mustangnews.net  
- http://journalism.calpoly.edu

About the Cal Poly Journalism Department
Cal Poly’s Journalism Department offers a professional program that prepares students for real-world careers. Beginning with core courses that establish a strong foundation in the field, journalism majors then focus on media specializations of their choice. Students have the opportunity to acquire practical experience by working for Mustang Media Group — Cal Poly’s student-run media organization, consisting of Mustang News online, in print and on social media; campus television station CPTV; radio station KCPR-FM; Central Coast PRspectives public relations agency; and business operations of Mustang News. 

Contact: Mary Glick
805-756-6738; mmglick@calpoly.edu

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