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Fall 2018

Section 1574 of MEDIA4
Introduction to Mass Communication -- : Aug 20 - Dec 14 2018
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process visit the class homepage via for instructions on how to get started.

Section 2219 of JOUR1
Introduction to Journalism -- : Aug 20 - Dec 10 2018
All students taking JOUR 1 are required to take JOUR 1L. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to ( to find the section number links.

Section 2849 of MEDIA4
Introduction to Mass Communication -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2018

Spring 2018

Section 5452 of MEDIA4
Introduction to Mass Communication -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2018
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to ( to find the section number links.

Master of Arts, Department of Communication, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Major Field: Media Studies. Research Interests: news media ethics, impact of corporate ownership on the news industry, influence of major corporations on news and sports coverage, nonprofit news, multimedia, availability of resources, first amendment law. Master___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ынЅ█А_К____Л____Ѕ█А_К__s Thesis: WNBA vs. ABL: Impact of Corporate Ownership on Women___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ынЅ█А_К____Л____Ѕ█А_К__s Professional Basketball. Advisors: Henry Breitrose & Ted Glasser.

Bachelor of Arts, Department of English, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
Major Field: English-American Studies. Emphases: History and Film Studies. Cum Laude.

Academic Experience: 

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Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communication Studies
*Instruct students in mass media trends, journalism, and digital media
*Mentor students of all ages and backgrounds, including high school learners

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Lecturer (full time), Department of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts (BECA)
*Instruct students in radio production and history, and multimedia content delivery
*Co-manage department multimedia communications properties
*Assist in management of campus radio station and student staff
*Advise and mentor students in BECA department with radio & multimedia interests
*Provide opportunities in-class and at station for students to improve skills
*Facilitate creation of congenial team of student professionals
Faculty Advisor,
*Work with team of faculty on integrating KSFS video, radio, and multimedia properties
*Guide students in development of website to serve as online content delivery portal for
BECA student content
*Develop opportunities for BECA faculty to utilize site for student work and communication

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Acting Chair & Curriculum Developer, Convergence Journalism Program
*Guide and lead development of upper-division multimedia journalism bachelor___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ынЅ█А_К____Л____Ѕ█А_К__s program
*Conduct research on best practices for innovative convergence journalism program
*Develop course list, course descriptions, and program description
*Create a 12-15 person advisory board of diverse and influential members
*Create 4-8 syllabi, including readings, assignments, and supplemental materials
*Complete documentation to be sent to WASC accrediting agency
*Participate in meetings and presentations to advance program accreditation
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Convergence Journalism
*Instruct students in journalism principles in online environment
*Create online journalism curriculum, including lectures, assignments, and discussions

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Adjunct Faculty, Department of Fine & Media Arts
*Instruct students in media production, including Adobe Premiere Pro
*Teach students the fundamentals of storytelling through video, audio, and graphics
*Mentor students of all ages and backgrounds, including high school learners
Gina Baleria brings extensive experience as a journalist, project manager, writer, and digital communications strategist to her position at Santa Rosa Junior College. Gina also teaches radio production and digital media strategy at San Francisco State University.

She began her career as a broadcast journalist, spending 15 years in TV, radio, and multimedia, as a writer, producer, and reporter. She most recently worked as assistant news and social media director/acting news director for KGO Radio. She also worked as web producer at KCBS creating an award-winning web presence in the crowded news field. Her work at KCBS garnered multiple awards from the Associated Press and Radio and Television News Directors Association, including a national Edward R. Murrow award. As communications manager at California Forward, Gina was instrumental in developing a digital newsroom focused on governance. Prior to that, she produced many insightful and important panels and discussions as Director of Programs and Literary Events at The Commonwealth Club.

Gina is also a Bay Area actor, director, and theatre producer. Gina co-founded and sits on the board of AtmosTheatre/Theatre in the Woods. In addition, she serves on the board of Theatre Bay Area.

When not working, she enjoys hiking, swing dancing, coaching basketball, reading, traveling, and enjoying the city and Bay Area with friends and family. She and her husband live in San Francisco.

Professional Areas of Interest: 

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___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К__ Media Literacy
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___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К__ Writing
___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К__ Radio & Podcasting

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

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___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К__ BEA Interactive Media Division Awards Judge ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын" 2014-Present
___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К__ Basketball Coach ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын" JCC 2014
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Presentations and Publications: 

Bay Area Brain Injury Network ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын" 2014-Present
___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К__ BEA News Division Awards Judge ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын" 2014-Present
___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К__ Society of Professional Journalists Awards Judge: 2005-Present
___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К__ Board

Honors and Awards: 

Development Committee