The Oak Leaf


The Oak Leaf is the award-winning, student-produced news media of Santa Rosa Junior College that has been publishing consistently since 1928. Under the advisement of SRJC Instructor Anne Belden, staff members provide around-the-clock coverage of SRJC breaking news, events, sports, arts and entertainment for The Oak Leaf News and affiliated social media sites on FacebookTwitter, Instagram.

Twice a year, students also produce Oak Leaf Magazine and distribute it to the SRJC community. Note: the magazine went on hiatus during the pandemic but hopes to resume publishing in the 2021-22 academic year. Feel free to check each site to stay up-to-date on Santa Rosa Junior College news!

Joining the Oak Leaf

Do you have a natural curiosity about the world around you? Do you like to ask questions, learn new things and meet people from all walks of life? Do you want a job that’s dynamic, stimulating and fast-paced? Journalism may be the field for you.

The Oak Leaf newspaper gives SRJC students on-the-job training in reporting about Santa Rosa Junior College and the wider community. Students deliver stories in many forms: print, web, podcast, video and social media. The Oak Leaf offers hands-on opportunities for those interested in writing, copy editing, photography, video editing, podcasting, advertising, public relations, social media, graphic design and web management.

To join the Oak Leaf staff, simply enroll in JOUR 52A/B/C/D: The News Media Production Class. We recommend taking Journalism 1 before or concurrently with Jour. 52A.

To learn more, contact advisor Anne Belden at [email protected] or call (707) 527-4867.

Advertise with the Oak Leaf

Click here to download Oak Leaf media kit for advertising options.


Staff: [email protected]

Advertising: [email protected]

Social Media Inquiry: [email protected]


Oak Leaf Submissions

The Oak Leaf welcomes the opinions of the SRJC community and urges interested parties to submit story ideas and comments to the staff at [email protected]

Letters to the Editor

Send letters to [email protected] or to the Oak Leaf office (Room 643, Analy Village on the Santa Rosa campus.) They should include your first and last name and be limited to 300 words. Letters may be edited for style, length, clarity and taste. Libelous or obscene letters will not be printed.

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