Journalism and New Media Lab

The Journalism and New Media Lab, also known as the Student Newsroom, is a valuable branch of the Journalism and New Media Department and the essential place to develop news reporting and technical skills while creating content for the Lariat newspaper, Orange Appeal magazine, the OC News Now, which airs on Channel 39, and other student-run news outlets on the web and social media. The lab features state of the art software and provides access to equipment used by industry professionals across traditional and digital platforms.

The Journalism and New Media Lab is now open on campus through the fall semester.  Students enrolled in production or other courses may utilize the lab Monday and Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m to 5 p.m.   

Lab support is available Monday through Friday during the hours listed below

Location & Hours of Operation

Building & Room Number: LRC 116
Phone: (949) 582 - 4688

Supervised Hours of Operation: Fall 2021
Monday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

During morning hours, 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Journalism and New Media students can request equipment from the Student Newsroom by locating Ali Dorri in the Academic Reading Center, LRC 215, on the second floor of the LRC. During those hours, students can also use an Apple computer in the Academic Reading Center that is reserved for their use.

Journalism and New Media Lab Resources & References


  • Lariat News

    The Lariat is the official student-run newspaper and independent public forum for Saddleback College established in 1968. It is available in print and published biweekly on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted. For more information, please visit the Lariat.


  • Lariat Policies & Procedures

    The mission of the Lariat is to provide its readers with a fair, accurate and thorough depiction of the news in their world. The staff of the Lariat must strive constantly to live up to its rich history of excellent journalism, and protect the students' right to free press on campus. Our constant search for truth should not be swayed by fear of bad publicity, personal repercussions or threats of censorship.
    Lariat Policies & Procedures Manual.


  • OC News Team

    The OC News Team videos are produced by students in JRN 106 - Video Journalism as part of the Journalism and New Media Department at Saddleback College. The course is taught by Karyn Bower, and meets in the Journalism Lab. For more information, please visit the OC News Team.


  • Orange Appeal

    Orange Appeal is a student-run magazine at Saddleback College. Articles and print editions are constantly uploaded to inform its readers of current events that range from pop culture to sociopolitical reforms. For more information, please visit Orange Appeal.


Ali Dorri redman

Lab Technician
Location: LRC 112
Phone: (949) 582 - 4987