Journalism 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, a 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.

Course ID Course Title Units/Hours Recommendation
JRN 1 Mass Media and Society
JRN 2 News Writing
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 1A
JRN 105 Feature Writing
JRN 120 Newspaper Publication
Rec Prep: Eligibility for ENG 1A or JRN 2
JRN 125 Magazine Journalism
Rec Prep: Eligibility for ENG 1A ENG 3 or JRN 105

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Tim Posada redman

Journalism Department Chair
Location: LRC 111
Phone: (949) 582 - 4724