Palo Alto High School Media Arts Program


It all started when...

Esther Wojcicki started teaching at Palo Alto High School 30+ years ago. Over the next three decades, she built the 6 page, 19 person student newspaper, The Campanile, into a 600 student, 10+ publication, program in a 25,000 sq. ft. center dedicated solely to journalism and the media arts. Today, the program is the largest journalism program in the United States. 

To learn more about the program, visit the Media Arts Center's website below. 


Media Arts Institute

Esther Wojcicki, a pioneer in the field of instructional technology and the author of Moonshots in Education, first went 1:1 with Macintosh computers in 1985 through a grant from the State of California. Her journalism program at Palo Alto High School is regarded as the best in the country and has more than 600 students.

Project based learning...

Media Arts Institute (MAI) is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to inspire and educate digital learners and aspiring media professionals through its productions, curricula, workshops and forthcoming publications.

Esther is a co-founder of the Media Arts Institute. Currently, they are working on implementing journalism curriculum into schools across the country. Almost all of the curriculum was developed through the many years of teaching by Esther.

To learn more about the Media Arts Institute and on how you can implement journalism curriculum into your classroom, visit their website below.