Journalism Department

This is an exciting time to pursue a media career. Our program has ample opportunities for students interested in news media. Along with writing and reporting courses, we also house the award-winning, student-produced campus newspaper, the SacCityExpress.com.

In our Journalism Computer Lab and classes, students learn and apply the classic journalism skills of reporting, news writing and photography. They also have the opportunity to learn how to produce videos and podcasts, and how to manage and publish (upload stories and photos) media websites using WordPress. All our professors have worked in media or are currently working in the field. We bring up-to-date, hands-on knowledge of journalism to our students.

Hence, many former and current SCC journalism students work in all forms of news media, including local media outlets like Sacramento News & Review, Sactown magazine, TV stations channels 3, 10, 13, 31 and 40, and more.

The Journalism Department is housed in a state-of-the-art building, along with the Photography Department, on the second floor of the Student Services building at the northwest corner of the campus. Together, our students share modern photo studios, computer labs, equipment and a gallery to display student work.

Programs of Study

The SCC Journalism Department offers two Associate in Arts degrees, one designed for transfer (AA-T). All programs of study teach basic education and skills in media news gathering and production. However, students may choose an emphasis among the two programs: on completing an associate's degree or on transferring to a university journalism program.

  • Journalism Degree

    The Journalism A.A. degree is for students who have a goal of becoming news media professionals, for which a degree is now expected. Some students pursuing this degree are… MORE >>

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    Journalism for Transfer

    The Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer (AA-T) can provide students with the foundational knowledge necessary for transfer to a California State University (CSU). The Associate in Arts… MORE >>