Laney College

Certificate of Achievement

Newswriting and Reporting

Certificate of Achievement: Newswriting and Reporting

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 Newswriting and Reporting 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.

Degree Requirements:

Core Courses (17 units):
Credit Hours: (6 Required)
JOURN 018A News Production I 4
JOURN 018B News Production II 4
JOURN 021 Newswriting 3
JOURN 069 Multimedia Reporting for Journalists 3
PHOTO 020 Photojournalism I 3
Electives (select a minimum of one course) (3 units):
Credit Hours: (3 Required)
GRART 032 Digital Documents (Adobe InDesign) 3
GRART 036 Adobe Photoshop Basics 3
GRART 115 Website Design 3
Total: 20