A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

About 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. Advised by instructor Anne Belden, student reporters provide around-the-clock coverage of SRJC breaking news, sports, arts and entertainment, events and more for The Oak Leaf and its affiliated social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Twice a year, reporters produce The Oak Leaf Magazine and distribute it to the SRJC community.

(Editor’s Note: The magazine went on hiatus during the pandemic, but The Oak Leaf staff hopes to resume publication in the 2021-22 academic year.)

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 gives its staff of SRJC students on-the-job training in reporting on Santa Rosa Junior College and the wider Sonoma County community. Students deliver stories in many forms: printed magazines, podcasts and videos on Spotify and YouTube, and digital journalism on social media and www.theoakleafnews.com.

If you’re interested in hands-on opportunities in writing, copy editing, photography, video editing, podcasting, advertising, public relations, social media, graphic design, web management and more, enroll in JOUR 52A: News Media Practice 1. We recommend taking JOUR 1: Intro to Journalism before or concurrently with JOUR 52A.

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

Submitting to The Oak Leaf

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 at the below address. Letters should include your first and last name and be limited to 300 words. Your submission may be edited for style, length, clarity and taste. Libelous or obscene letters will not be printed.

The Oak Leaf
1501 Mendocino Ave. Rm. 643
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401