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.
We’ve recently added a school-year program. Dubbed 'Mosaic Vision' it offers our summer alumni the opportunity to continue covering the news and build their journalistic skills. We also offer support for high school journalism teachers.
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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La periodista Celina Rodriguez de San José visitó nuestra sala de redacción e hizo unas entrevistas con los estudiantes y los maestros sobre sus tareas, las noticias y sus aspiraciones. Vea el video aquí.
Radio journalist Celina Rodriguez interviews students and staff about their Mosaic experience.
Students shouldn’t have to sacrifice sleep, family and health to complete homework that may not improve their learning, reports Saira Ahmed
A day in the life
Check out these student TikToks and get a glimpse into a day in the life of a Mosaic journalist.
Mosaic Vision 2022-23
Editor’s Note: Mosaic Vision seeks to deepen our summer workshop and add a year-round program to hone students’ skills, offer mentoring, and delve into multimedia journalism, including podcasting and videography. We plan to partner with high school journalism teachers, help start new journalism programs in underserved areas, replicate our model in other communities and become a source of community newsstories under the guidance of professional journalists
Mosaic Summer Workshop 2022
Mosaic Summer Program 2022
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