Journalism Courses

Do you have a natural curiosity about the world around you? Do you like to ask questions, learn new things and meet people from all walks of life? Do you want a job that’s dynamic, stimulating and fast-paced? Journalism may be the field for you.  

The SRJC Journalism Program aims to teach students how to write and edit articles and create photos and multimedia content for print and online publications. Students can take a wide range of classes from beginning and advanced journalism to multimedia reporting, photojournalism and news media production. The program offers hands-on instruction to help students build a variety of journalism-related skills. 

The News Media Production students produce the award-winning news site, The Oak Leaf News, The Oak Leaf Magazine and affiliated social media sites on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter while gaining skills in writing, reporting, editing, photography, design, podcasting, video journalism and social media.

In October 2022, The Oak Leaf won College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award for Best Two-Year College Media Outlet in the nation. In spring and fall of 2022, the Oak Leaf’s Chronic Catastrophe Podcast won first place national awards. As part of a California Humanities Emerging Journalist Fellowship program, four students produced the four-part podcast, which was syndicated nationwide on NPR.

The journalism program offers an 18.5 Journalism for Transfer major, a 29-unit Digital Journalism AS degree and a 28-unit Digital Journalism Certificate. The Digital Journalism AS degree and certificate offer six suggested tracks, depending on your interests.

Suggested AS Major Tracks:

1. Digital – Video/documentary

·   Take Media 51, Media 20 and Jour 52B and/or CS74.21A/B

2. Digital – Broadcast

·   Take Media 19, Media 51 and Jour 52B and/or CS74.21A/B

3. Digital – Photojournalism

·   Take Jour 59, CS76.11 and Jour 52B  

4. Digital – Podcasting

·   Take Media 51  and Jour 52B

5. General/writing – Longform

·   Take Engl 4A,  Jour 52B, Jour 59

6. General/writing – News

·   Take Jour 59, Jour 52B, CS 57.11,  CS74.1 OR Media 19

Journalism classes schedule 

Note : There are no journalism classes offered in Summer

Journalism course outlines 

Journalism course homepages
JOUR 1 Introduction to Journalism
JOUR 2 News Gathering and News Writing
JOUR 52A Newspaper Practice 1
JOUR 52B Newspaper Practice 2
JOUR 52C Newspaper Practice 3
JOUR 52D Newspaper Practice 4
JOUR 54 Magazine Article Writing
JOUR 55 Multimedia Reporting
JOUR 56 Editing for News Media
JOUR 59 Photojournalism