Why Study Journalism at De Anza College?
Our 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 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, our award-winning student newspaper, serves as a way for students to get involved on campus as a reader and/or contributor. See how.