For 27 years Mosaic has offered high school students from diverse communities professional training in journalism through an intensive two-week summer workshop held at San Jose State University. Students learn the nuts and bolts of reporting, news writing, photography, multimedia and social media. Mosaic alumni have gone on to work for the nation's top newspapers, online sites and other news outlets. Learn more
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Student articles Spring 2020
‘I wanted to help’: Residents reach out to neighbors in one of San Jose’s poorest areas
By Andrea Saldana
Thousands of low-income families in poorer San Jose neighborhoods like Washington are being left to fend for themselves as the coronavirus pandemic amplifies across the nation and globe. Local organizations and health centers are creating new ways to distribute food and provide housing assistance.
High school at home: San Jose students drift amid distractions
As California schools switch to online classes during the coronavirus pandemic, students get to learn within the comfort of their own home. Yet they also find many difficulties: mixing their school and home lives, staying motivated and getting help from teachers.
Virtual teaching, on-the-job learning: South Bay teachers cram two worlds into one
By: Katelyn Lowpensky
Teachers across the Bay Area are encountering problematic, confounding, and sometimes mortifying situations every day while adapting to their new teaching environment: their homes. From learning new technology to tending to their children, teachers are struggling to provide their students with the content, inspiration, and support like they received before the quarantine. Teachers know that if they fail, their students lose out.
San Jose students create new celebrations amid COVID-19 limits
By: Jessica Reimann
The sudden closure of schools caused by COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of many events that define the end of graduating seniors’ high school careers. In the wake of this loss, many students from the Class of 2020 have decided to take the celebration of senior year into their own hands.
Student articles 2019
Buenas Tardes con Celina Rodriguez: Latinx radio show covers Mosaic
Celina Rodriguez, del programa de radio 'Buenas Tardes con Celina,' entrevistó a los estudiantes Latinos/Latinas de Mosaic y el fundador Joe Rodriguez sobre el futuro de periodísmo y la importancia de los programas como Mosaic que sirven para inspirar y informar a los jóvenes interesados en esta profesión.
Celina, from the radio show "Buenas Tardes con Celina," interviewed Latino/Latina Mosaic students and founder Joe Rodriguez about the future of journalism and the importance of programs like Mosaic that serve to inspire and inform young people who are interested in this profession.