Journalism and New Media Department

About the Journalism and New Media Department

Diversity and a commitment to excellence are the keys to the success of the Saddleback College Journalism program. The Journalism curriculum offers students instruction in the range of academic areas necessary to transfer to a four-year college or university as a communications major, with a Journalism Lab to further complement one's studies in the field. Emphasis is on teaching media law, ethics, history and theory. Courses in the journalism program enable students to hone the skills needed to work in editorial departments of newspapers, magazines, industrial in-house publications, public relations programs in business or government, and related positions in the radio and television industry.

The Journalism program publishes the weekly student newspaper, the Lariat, a two-time winner of the national Pacemaker award, an Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame member, and Orange Appeal, an award-winning student magazine.

The Journalism department awards AA/AS degrees and Certificates in Journalism General and Writer Journalist. Saddleback College has a variety of Journalism courses to select from. For a full description of each course, please view the Course Catalog.

Journalism Courses

Course ID Course Title Units/Lec Hours/Lab Hours Prerequisites and Recommendations
JRN 1 Mass Media and Society
JRN 2 News Writing
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 1A
JRN 105 Feature Writing
JRN 106 Video Journalism 3/3/1 Rec Prep: JRN 1 and CTVR 101
JRN 107 News Media Production and Investigative Reporting 4/3/3 Rec Prep: ENG 1A or JRN 2
JRN 108 Introduction to Podcasting and Audio Storytelling 3/2/3 Rec Prep: JRN 2 or CTVR 111
JRN 109 News Media Production and Data Reporting 4/3/3 Rec Prep: ENG 1A or JRN 2
JRN 111 News Media Production and Editing 4/3/3 Rec Prep: ENG 1A or JRN 2
JRN 112 News Media Production, Blogging and Social Media
Rec Prep: ENG 1A or JRN 2
JRN 125 Magazine Journalism
Rec Prep: Eligibility for ENG 1A ENG 3 or JRN 105


Tim Posada redman

Journalism & New Media Department Chair

Publications Adviser
Location: LRC 111
Phone: (949) 582 - 4724



Ali Dorri redman

Lab Tech, Journalism & New Media
Location: LRC 112
Phone: (949) 582 - 4987