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Welcome to the Los Angeles Valley College Journalism discipline. The Valley College Journalism program begins with you!

Students can receive a solid journalism education with opportunities to have their work published and earn Associate of Arts Transfer degrees in journalism. Working with seasoned instructors with ample professional experience, participants can get on track to earn internships and become the face and voice of Valley’s newspaper.

Our program starts with the basic newswriting course, Collecting and Writing the News, which teaches the essence and mechanics of journalism: defining journalism in today’s world, news gathering, lead writing, story structure, ethics, libel law and more.

Advanced journalism students take Journalism 218-1 and 218-2. These classes provide content for the online and print editions of the award-winning Valley Star. In this class, students are given a chance to write, design, layout and publish articles for our campus newspaper and its website.

The program offers courses that explore the mass media that carry today’s messages – movies, television, music, books, newspapers, recordings and the Internet. The popular Journalism 105 (Mass Communications) is a 3-unit class that transfers to the CSU and UC systems.

Courses are also available in grammar – a must for anyone who wants to become a more effective writer in school and beyond – and public relations – a fertile field in Los Angeles, one of the world’s premier media capitals.  

Our students attend journalism conferences twice a year.  The conferences allow students the opportunity to gather tips from experts in the field, make contacts, compete against representatives from other schools and bond with staffmates in a fun environment.

We would love to see you in one of our classes, and eventually earn your AA-T degree in journalism and become part of the Valley Star.

Shoot me an email (dauberwj@lavc.edu) or drop by the newsroom for a tour.

Thanks and hope to see you soon,

Sincerely,

William Dauber
Professor of Journalism
Humanities, Room 114
(818) 947-2574

dauberwj@lavc.edu


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