Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication

Getting Involved with La Voz

La Voz Weekly Click ot read online versionLa Voz News, De Anza's student newspaper since 1967, serves as a way for you to get involved on campus, as a reader and/or contributor. Learn how below!

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) or JOUR 61b (prerequisite JOUR 61a)
  • Attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45 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 adviser at; (The letter should consist of an up-to-300 word summary which details your experience and interest in a position.)
  • If you are approved, 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 News online at: 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.


  • Send a letter of up to 300 words, or a "guest perspective" to the editor in chief on the website or send by email to 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
Faculty website: Cecilia Deck

Last Updated: 6/15/16