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Robert R.  Mercer

Robert R. Mercer, A.A., B.J., M.A.

Communications/Journalism, Fine Arts

Email: rmercer@cypresscollege.edu

Phone: 714-484-7267

Office Hours : Monday and Wednesday 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Fine Arts Building Room 121



My background as a independent photojournalist and a multimedia producer for 20 years, as well as a newspaper editor, gives me a special perspective on the innovative news gathering, and business and distribution models that journalism must develop--and you must learn to create in the future..

We also teach international journalism.  I was a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine 2007-2008. I also taiught "backpack journalism" to 27 Cypress and Fullerton students in Prague in 2005. And I taught CSUF study abroad in Japan summer 2004.

I teach journalism innovation!  Don't just learn the rules of traditional media; learn to write the rules of new media.

(Photo Credit:  Kenny Rivera)


Recommended Course

JOUR 101 C Reporting and Writing

Eighty percent of journalism is images, sound and presentation. However, the abiltiy to organize a story in print, scripts or as images and sound requires the organizational skills that comes with writing. Learn this, the rest of journalism is just detail.


  • <a href="http://www.cychron.com">The Cypress Chronicle"</a> <br>Your student media site hosting written stories, photo stories, video stories, live streaming video webcasts and live streaming radio.