Faculty and Staff
Joshua Molina is the acting adviser to the The Channels, Santa Barbara City College's student newspaper. He has taught Journalism 101, Introduction to Newswriting and Reporting since 2009.
Molina began his professional career as a copy editor for the San Diego North County Times before working as reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press, where he won several investigative journalism awards, including a California Newspaper Publishers Association's First Place Public Service Award for his expose of elder abuse at a Santa Barbara nursing home that has since shut down. The investigative series led to a $3 million judgment, the first settlement for elder abuse against a corporate owner in the nation's history, and ultimately the sale of the company.
Molina also won the First Place Breaking News Award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for his coverage of David Attias' rampage through Isla Vista in 2001. Molina's investigation into a conflict of interest at the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District also led to a First Place Public Service Award from the CNPA. The series led to the departure of the then-general manager.
In Spring 2012, Rose completed a multimedia internship at the Science Desk at National Public Radio headquarters in Washington, D.C. Later that year he graduated from Brooks Institute with a bachelor’s of science degree in Visual Journalism. He also holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in Spanish from Elmhurst College’s class of 2002.
Before joining the SBCC journalism team, Rose worked for lynda.com, editing software tutorial videos. He took the experience from lynda.com— communicating technical knowledge in a concise manner—to The Channels and has introduced the staff to a variety of new software and hardware.He has inspired many students to challenge themselves to learn the Adobe Suite, as well as tips on using the tools of their trade. Rose specializes in photojournalism, video journalism, video editing, audio recording and non-fiction storytelling.