The Channels


The Channels is Santa Barbara City College’s student-run online newspaper.

This award-winning newspaper’s goal is to report what is happening on and around campus. It is published as a learning experience, offered under the SBCC Journalism Department, for students to practice the workflow of a real newspaper. Students report, write and photograph stories, as well as produce multimedia projects. They cover campus arts, news and events, sports, issues and personalities for regular publication.

The Channels is published as a learning experience, offered under the SBCC Journalism Department. The editorial and the advertising materials published herein, including any opinions expressed, are the responsibility of the student newspaper staff.

Under appropriate state and federal court decisions, those materials are free from prior restraint by virtue of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Accordingly, materials published herein, including any opinions expressed, should not be interpreted as the position of the Santa Barbara Community College District, the college or any officer or employee thereof.

Request to remove content


Like in other professional and student newsrooms, The Channels sets the bar high when considering removal of content from our website.

We student journalists strive daily to preserve the integrity of the published record, including publishing timely corrections or clarifications. We do this in the interest of the public’s right to know now—and in the future.

Take-down requests are weighed on a case-by-case basis with senior editors and the faculty adviser, and some situations may require legal guidance.

In general, The Channels is not obliged to take down material that was lawful at the time it was published. This includes content that not defamatory nor an invasion of the individual’s privacy. The fact that someone finds it embarrassing or bothersome does not obligate for The Channels to remove it.

Additionally, material that was lawful at the time of its original publication does not become improper with the passage of time. The Channels cannot be held liable for its failure to update past news articles.

A guiding principle for journalists in making ethical decisions, however, is to “”minimize harm” on sensitive stories or when interviewing private individuals unfamiliar with prevailing journalism standards. For this reason, The Channels reviews each request carefully before deciding whether to remove it from its site.  

To contact the editorial staff, email [email protected]

 Contact Us:

Mailing address

The Channels

Santa Barbara City College

Room ECC 15

721 Cliff Drive

Santa Barbara, CA 93109



John Rose, Laboratory Teachers Assistant to The Channels, (805) 897-3448

Email (editorial)

[email protected]

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