-More than 300 Journalism Association of Community Colleges individual awards from 1996-2017, 31 JACC General Excellence awards from 1996-2017, JACC state Pacesetter Award, and JACC Best newspaper in Southern California.
-Associated Collegiate Press national Best of Show Newspaper in 2015, 2011 and 2004; ACP national Multimedia Story of the Year in 2009; ACP national Pacemaker awards in 2005 and 2004; ACP national Opinions Story of the Year in 2003; ACP national Sports Story of the Year in 2000; five ACP annual All-American awards.
-Four awards from the California College Media Association in 2015.
-California Newspaper Publishers Association Best Writing, 2012.
-Twenty-eight Society of Professional Journalists awards.
-Three Los Angeles Times College Newspaper Overall Excellence awards.
The Journalism program, which has served students and the college community with a newspaper since 1922, has kept pace with the changes in media occurring nationwide. While the program continues to offer a print newspaper, it has added a website, Viewpoints Online, and other sites such as a special national and state elections website that won a prestigious national multimedia award in 2009 in competition with university student media. For more information, visit the following website:
Viewpoints online edition: http://www.viewpointsonline.org
Graduates of the program are prepared to transfer to universities and to work in a variety of media and affiliated fields. They can write text stories and video scripts, work as part of a multimedia team, design print and online media, and put their critical thinking skills to use in their media work.