Journalism at San José City College is a multi-faceted program that offers classes in broadcasting, mass media, writing and reporting, and newspaper production and management. Winner of General Excellence awards from professional and collegiate journalism organizations the campus newspaper, SJCC Times, in print and online sjcctimes.com offers training and experience in the preparation of news in print and electronic formats.If being a DJ is more your style, you may be interested in our broadcasting courses. The college radio station (www.live365.com, keyword KJCC) is home to many of our programs that cover sports, music, human interest, current events, and talk radio. Learn how to operate a radio console, provide play-by-play sports commentary or even host your own show one day!
City College Times Newspaper
Students are trained in many facets of the newspaper industry, including reporting, editing, design, photojournalism, advertising, graphics, and production and publish a tabloid-size newspaper throughout the academic year.
Working for the SJCC Times has proven to be transformative for many students. It opens new avenues for advancement that go beyond journalism. It encourages professional etiquette, responsibility, critical thinking, writing skills and social skills. It’s a starting point for many who go onto careers in journalism, marketing, graphic design, art illustration, web management, television, public relations and many other fields. Journalism students also enjoy the opportunity to attend regional and state journalism conferences in which professional journalists, many of the best in the business, share their knowledge. San Jose City Collegestudents have a long tradition of receiving awards and recognition for their journalistic accomplishments at these conferences.
BROAD 042A Introduction to Radio Broadcast and Theory
BROAD 042B Intermediate Theory & Practices of Radio Broadcast
BROAD 042C Advanced Theory & Practices of Radio Broadcast
JOURN 021 Mass Media and Society
JOURN 022 News Writing and Reporting for the Media
JOURN 032A Newspaper Lab – Introduction to News Reporting
JOURN 032B News Lab – Photojournalism
JOURN 032C Newspaper Lab – Beginning Editorial Management and Advertising
JOURN 032D Newspaper Lab-Production and Design
JOURN 035A Introduction to Editorial Management
JOURN 035B Development of Editorial Management Skills
JOURN 035C Intermediate Editorial Management
JOURN 035D Advanced Editorial Management
Journalism Student Learning Outcomes
Describe the roles of the various mass media, including their operation and current issuesPractice news gathering strategies through interviews with live sources, database searches, review of other printed materials and exploration of Internet web sitesRecognize the legal and ethical issues and responsibilities of the mass mediaPractice time and resource management