The Santa Ana College el Don is the nation’s top community college news organization. It has served the campus community with fair and accurate journalism since 1923.
As part of their journalism coursework, student reporters learn contemporary skills needed to cover a wide range of issues and subjects that affect students and neighbors alike. Their mission is to provide the Santa Ana College community with a quality news media organization that informs, engages and amplifies the voices of the people it serves.
A digital-first publication, el Don posts on social media and online daily and can be found in print through our monthly newsmagazine and zines, available across campus and throughout the city.
el Don has won 28 Associated Collegiate Press National Pacemaker Awards and was inducted into the Associated Collegiate Press College Journalism Hall of Fame in 2008.
el Don encourages the expression of all views, and reserves the right to refuse advertising. It does not necessarily subscribe to the views of its advertisers.
el Don is produced by students enrolled in multimedia production courses in the Communications and Media Studies’ 21st-century journalism program.
Santa Ana College student news media have won more local, state and national awards than any community college in the United States. Our students routinely win state, national and international honors for journalistic skills that include: editorial leadership, writing, reporting, design, photography, emerging media and management.
Email department chair, Associate Professor Sarah Bennett, for more information or enroll in one of the following production courses to automatically join the staff. No prior experience or equipment necessary.
Fall 2022: el Don media production courses meet on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 1:15 p.m. End times vary.
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