Laney College

Certificate of Achievement

Digital Newsgathering

Certificate of Achievement: Digital Newsgathering

The Laney College Journalism program offers several certificates for those who are not seeking transfer or may have already earned a degree. These cutting-edge certificates offer industry training and experience in journalism.

The Certificate of Achievement in Digital Newsgathering provides foundational knowledge and hands-on training that prepares students for jobs in the media realm. The certificate serves as a comprehensive and multi-discipline overview of content and skills needed by the modern journalist.
Career Opportunities
reporting, copyrighting, public relations, communication, screenwriting, social media, brand management.
Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Assemble a portfolio of appropriate photographs, writings, journals or digital media that reflects the skills and understanding of techniques of journalism.
  2. Write news, features, and opinion pieces in newspaper style.
  3. Apply media law, fact-checking and ethics to the journalistic process.

Degree Requirements:

Core Courses (9 units):
Credit Hours: (3 Required)
JOURN 033 Smartphone Reporting 3
JOURN 021 Newswriting 3
JOURN 069 Multimedia Reporting for Journalists 3
Total: 9