Imperial Valley College Journalism

This website features student projects produced through the Imperial Valley College journalism program

About the Project


The Imperial Valley College Journalism website is a showcase for the talents of students in each of IVC’s journalism courses throughout the years.

Following a 16-week semester, students in both introductory journalism (JRN100) and in interactive, new media journalism (JRN101), are required to produce final projects that are published on these pages.

Each semester, students in both classes cover and report original, enterprising stories based on one theme.

The current Fall 2009 collaborative effort is based on the “uniquely good” qualities of the Imperial Valley in response to the endlessly negative coverage from the national, and even international media for being the most unemployed, illiterate and polluted region in the U.S.

The IVC journalism program’s students offer the world a new perspective on the Imperial Valley. We hope you agree.

Fall 2009 JRN101 class:  Luis Flores (left), Yvonne Avalos (seated), Jorge Villalobos (right), and Josh Schiebelhut (not pictured)

Fall 2009 JRN101 class: Luis Flores (left), Yvonne Avalos (seated), Jorge Villalobos (right), and Josh Schiebelhut (not pictured)

Fall 2009 JRN100 Class:  Back row (left-right), Jose Noriega, Ana Cuevas, Mariana Valdez, Brittany Leimgruber, Jorge Villalobos; seated (left-right), instructor, Gina Germani, Sally Munoz, Melissa Bahrambeygui, Joe Robles, Josh Schiebelhut, Erin Pae, Naomi Klockmann

Fall 2009 JRN100 Class: Back row (left-right), Jose Noriega, Ana Cuevas, Mariana Valdez, Brittany Leimgruber, Jorge Villalobos; seated (left-right), instructor, Gina Germani, Sally Munoz, Melissa Bahrambeygui, Joe Robles, Josh Schiebelhut, Erin Pae, Naomi Klockmann