Mosaic Journalism returned to the Spartan Daily newsroom on the San Jose State University campus this summer. South Bay high school students learned reporting and photography from professional journalists and produced a newspaper covering community news. See stories below.
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For almost 30 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.
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Mosaic en las noticias
Mosaic in the news
Escucha la entrevista de la periodista Celina Rodriguez con el fundador de Mosaic, Joe Rodriguez, y Mosaic Vision estudiante Dali Guerrero Fernández
Radio journalist Celina Rodriguez interviews Mosaic founder Joe Rodriguez and student Dali Guerrero Fernández
Mosaic Summer Program 2022
Era of school shootings evokes the risks and responsibilities for teachers
By Jay Nguyen
With school shootings dominating headlines, teachers and school staff are struggling as they think more about this potential threat. Everytown For Gun Safety has been keeping track of shootings on school grounds in the US since 2013.
Juneteenth holiday inspires San Jose advocates to look back — and ahead
By Angela Choi
Alexis Macnab was listening to a news report last month when a question from the interviewer caught her attention: What should people do, seeing as nothing is changing? Her answer was to get more involved — she called it a “numbers game.”
NoonArts and Lectures makes slow comeback from pandemic
By Jennifer Garcia Cabrera
Pianist Sharon Su played an afternoon concert June 17 at the Ira F. Brilliant Center at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose.
The performance was part of the NoonArts & Lectures series, which has brought performing arts to the community since 2013.
San Jose artists, musicians rebuilding after
By Mia Felix-Ennis
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted many aspects of everyday life, including schooling, working and housing. Arts and culture —
made through performance
and people — also were affected
to a huge degree in
As drought drags on, South Bay farmers struggle — and worry
By Theodore Nguyen
If you were to visit Anderson Reservoir in Morgan Hill, there would be nothing but a dried-up gorge. The empty lake is attributed to its dam’s 10-year restoration program, future water levels post-construction may remain low due to the drought.
Kids add heartfelt messages to care packages headed for Ukraine
By Alli Wang
When 7-year old Zane Zeidler saw the news of the war in Ukraine, he was troubled and wanted to find ways to help. The war had been going on for more than 100 days, and Zane was stressed because he knew a classmate whose grandmother was in Ukraine.
Santa Clara County
Latino voter turnout
By Scarlett Lopez-Rodriguez
In a primary election with dismal turnout in Santa Clara County, in
which only about a third of eligible voters cast a ballot, even a smaller portion of Latino voters made their voices heard. Only 27% of registered Latinos in the county voted in the June 7 primary.
Mosaic Vision 2022
Amid rise in UC applicants, high school seniors seek other options
By Laiyla Santillan
With the University of California reporting a record-breaking number of applications for the next school year, many high school students are facing the reality that they may have an even smaller chance of getting accepted into their “dream schools” than did students in previous years.
UC Berkeley housing shortage leaves
By Tara Nguyen
A new state law that enables the University of California-Berkeley to sidestep a court-ordered enrollment cap is good news for many students. But the already-existing housing shortage has not gone away and remains a struggle for many students.
Opinion: More prison time for gang affiliation
By Dali Guerrero Fernández
Sending youth offenders to prison for longer terms because they are gang members, or because the police claim they are, is wrong — and has proven ineffective. It’s time to abolish harsh sentencing and focus on real solutions to youth crime.