"The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them."

- Ida B. Wells

Journalism at De Anza

The Journalism Department is part of De Anza's "Language and Communication" village, and 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 La Voz News, social media (@lavozdeanza) and videos.
  • 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.
La Voz News, 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 descriptions and requirements for our Journalism Degrees and Public Relations Certificates

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.

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

Scholarship Opportunity

The Michael del Castillo Scholarship, established in memory of a former La Voz editor, provides approximately $600 each year to an eligible student who participates in La Voz News. Applications are accepted each winter and a recipient is announced in the spring.

Apply Through AcademicWorks

Contact Us

Farideh Dada

Farideh Dada
Journalism Chair, Adviser to La Voz

Faculty Website



L 41/L 42

Support Student Journalism!

You can help La Voz students attend educational conferences and activities by making a donation through the Foothill-De Anza Foundation. Please use the online form, which will designate your gift for the Journalism program.

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