Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication

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.

Get Involved with La Voz. Click to see how!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.

Getting Started

The Journalism Department offers classes in mass communications, news and feature writing, public relations and student media production. See course catalog.


See this quarter's schedule of classes.


Earn an A.A. or A.A.-T. Degree in Journalism

See course descriptions and requirements for the A.A. degree and A.A.-T. degree.

Contact Us

Cecilia Deck
Journalism Department Coordinator

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Our Facilities

The Journalism/Student Publications Lab in L41 features workstations for journalism students and student media production.

You'll find the lab in the L Quad, Building 4, Room L41. See area map.

Drop by to talk with us about how to get involved.

Journalism and Mass Communication Building: L-41
Contact: Cecilia Deck
Phone: 408.864.8588
Faculty website: Cecilia Deck

Last Updated: 3/14/18