Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication

Why Study Journalism at De Anza College

De Anza College's Journalism and Mass Communication 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 a newspaper, website and associated media. 

  • Information literacy: Students study and practice media literacy.

  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility: Students work cooperatively in deadline situations and take on leadership roles

  • Global, cultural, social and environmental awareness: Students learn to interview diverse people, interpret cultural and environmental issues and 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.
Getting Started

The Journalism Department offers classes in mass communications, news and feature writing and student media production. See course descriptions.


See this quarter's schedule of classes.


Earn a Journalism AA Degree

See requirements for the AA Degree.


Contact Us

Cecilia Deck
Journalism Department Coordinator


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Our Facilities

The Journalism/Student Publications lab in L41 features workstations for journalism students and student media production. Drop by!

Find us on in the L Quad, Building 4, Room L41. See map. Drop by during our office hours.

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

Last Updated: 8/15/13