Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication

Getting involved with La Voz


1. JOIN THE EDITORIAL STAFF as a reporter, photographer and/or artist (3 units of credit)
  • Become a reporter, photographer or graphic artist by enrolling in JOUR 61a (no journalism experience required).
  • Attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m.
  • Meet class requirements including weekly submissions to La Voz newspaper and associated media.
2. APPLY TO BE AN EDITOR (3 units of credit)
  • Apply for an editor position by writing to the Advisor at deckcecilia@fhda.edu; (The letter should consist of an up-to-300 word summary which details your experience and interest in a position.)
  • If you are hired, enroll in JOUR 61a or JOUR 61c, attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m., and work in the newsroom on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. You will be expected to meet class and editor position requirements.
3. FREELANCE FOR CREDIT (1 unit credit and permission to use lab/newsroom)
  • Sign up for JOUR 62a, b, c, d, e or f (see schedule of classes)
  • Attend the required orientation during the first week of the quarter.
  • If you have an area of interest (sports, entertainment, news, etc.) introduce yourself to the section editor in that area.

4. FREELANCE FOR NO CREDIT (no credit and no lab/newsroom/equipment use)

  • Contact the editor to let him or her know of your availability.
  • Review past issues of La Voz Weekly online at: lavozdeanza.com) to review the type of work that La Voz publishes.
  • If you have an area of interest (sports, entertainment, news, etc.) introduce yourself to the section editor of that area.

5. WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OR A GUEST PERSPECTIVE

  • Send a letter of up to 300 words, or a "guest perspective" to the editor in chief on the website lavozdeanza.com or send by email to lavoz@fhda.edu. Include your full name, affiliation or title (e.g., De Anza student, community member, etc.), and telephone and email contact information.

NOTE: Contributing to La Voz does not guarantee publication.


Journalism and Mass Communication Building: L-41
Contact: Cecilia Deck
Phone: 408.864.8588 sizeplaceholder


Last Updated: 8/8/13