About Mosaic 2021

How to apply

  • The 2021 Mosaic high school journalism program will take place June 14 to 25, either in person at San Jose State University or virtually, depending on the state of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some parts of the program, such as the photography component and field trips, may be affected by pandemic restrictions.​

  • Applications are open to current high school students and are due March 1 - see details below.​​

  • To be considered, students must fill out the application completely, be able to attend every session, and have access to a cell phone. ​​​Loaner laptops will be available to those who need them.​

  • In the past, classes have ranged from 11 to 24 students.​​​

  • Sessions will include: identifying news, reporting, interviewing, news writing, shooting photos, opinion writing and using social media to share stories and photos.

  • By the end of the two-week workshop, we hope students will produce a print newspaper featuring news, feature and sports stories and photo spreads. Select portions of stories, plus photos and videos will be posted on the Mosaic website, mosaicjournalism.org, and on the Mercury News website, mercurynews.com. A complete digitized PDF edition will also be posted.


  1. Fill out and submit this form by March 1.​

  2. If you have trouble submitting this form, please email your work samples to snoguchinews@gmail.com. Write "Sample for Mosaic application" in the subject line of the email. The sample can be a news story if you’ve taken journalism, a class assignment, personal or independent writing, or photographs.

* ​Contact Sharon Noguchi at snoguchinews@gmail.com with any questions.

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The Mosaic Journalism program's fiscal sponsor is Media Alliance

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Additional Supporters

Simone Otus Coxe   |   CCNMA Latino Journalists of California  |   Elaine Elkin   |   Silicon Valley Community Foundation  |  Chalkbeat