The curriculum in the Journalism program provides the range of skills necessary for work in editorial departments of news organizations, magazines, industrial in-house publications, public relations, and emerging businesses in media and related industries. This program provides background and experience needed by persons who may be employed as photographers, video journalists, designers, and others.
The journalism program at Saddleback College seeks to give students an understanding of the media industry and First Amendment. Students develop their writing and reporting skills for a variety of news platforms, public relations and new and emerging businesses in the media and related industries.
In production courses, students receive hands-on training producing multi-dimensional content for student news publications on a variety of platforms. In skills classes, students learn the fundamentals of producing news content, interviewing, reporting, writing stories, news judgment, visual journalism, social media and are introduced to media law, ethics and professional standards. An emphasis is placed on emerging technology and journalism.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a range of skills necessary for work in editorial departments of news organizations, magazines, and industrial in-house publications.
- Demonstrate a range of skills necessary for work in public relations, media and communications organizations, and startups.
- Successfully complete practical experiences needed by persons who may be employed as journalists, editors, photographers, video journalists, designers, and media professionals and related occupations.
Total Units for the Certificate: 23