The people must know before they act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.

- Ida B. Wells

Journalism at De Anza

The Journalism Department supports De Anza's core competencies in the following ways:
  • Communication and expression: Students learn new rhetorical strategies and use their First Amendment rights to create and publish La Voz News, social media and videos.

  • Information literacy: Students study and practice media literacy.

  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility: Students work cooperatively under deadline situations and take on leadership roles in a structured environment that prepares them for many media workplaces.

  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental justice: Students learn to: a) tell stories that show the diversity of De Anza College and the world, b) interpret cultural and environmental issues and c) present their ideas clearly.

  • Critical thinking: Students analyze ideas, create and test models, solve problems and evaluate alternatives as they work hands-on to produce print, digital and video content.

La Voz News, our award-winning student newspaper, serves as a way for students to get involved on campus as a reader and/or contributor. See how.

Getting Started

The Journalism Department offers classes in mass communications, news and feature writing, public relations and student media production.

See course descriptions and requirements for our Journalism Degrees and Public Relations Certificates

Our Facilities

The Journalism/Student Publications Lab in L41 features workstations for journalism students and student media production. You'll find the lab in the L Quad, Building 4, Room L41.

Drop by to talk with us about how to get involved.

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