Pursue a Career in Journalism and Public Relations

The Journalism Department's award-winning program provides opportunities to master varied skills leading to entry-level opportunities in journalism and public relations.

Options for Every Goal

No matter your goal, our classes and programs can help you get there. You may choose to follow our pathway for transfer to a four-year program, complete an Associate of Arts degree and Award of Achievement at City College or upgrade your skills through one of our Certificates of Completion. Further, we are committed to assisting students who are seeking a career option in media-related interests such as public relations, publishing, and advertising. To support this work we provide internship and work experience classes.

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The role of journalists is to challenge people, not to just mindlessly amuse them.

— Carl Bernstein, Author & Journalist

Get Hands-On Experience

During classes, you will get hands-on experience in the writing, publishing, and distribution of both a magazine and a biweekly newspaper. This is done in an environment that closely resembles the environment of a professional newsroom, using digital technology to paginate, edit, and publish the paper.

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About the Journalism Department

The mission of the Journalism Department is to provide our students with the opportunity to study the field and the various skills that go into a career in Journalism. Our faculty are journalism professionals with real-world experience as journalists, editors, and researchers who bring their expertise to the classroom. Our classrooms include state-of-the-art labs featuring Macintosh workstations, and our facilities span both Ocean and Mission campuses.