Paly Media Arts: Empowering Student Voices

No matter the medium, we offer training and support



Media arts courses and publication options for every student


Journalism Archive

Preserving Palo Alto High School student voices since 1895


Camp MAC

Learn about our student-run camp for rising 8th and 9th graders


Media Arts Center

Our 22,000-square-foot building serves hundreds of students each day


Our Programs

The Campanile

PAHS Newspaper

C Magazine

Arts and Entertainment Magazine

InFocus Broadcast TV

On-Air Daily Announcement Show


PAHS Yearbook


Photography Classes


News and Features Publication


Sports Magazine


Anthro, Ink!, KPLY, [proof] and more

Audio and Music Production

Production, Recording, Composing, Editing

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Classes

Video Production

Digital Cinematic Arts

The Paly Voice

24/7 Digital News

The Media Arts Center

The Media Arts Center at Palo Alto High School supports the growing demand for the teaching of media arts in the 21st century. Built in the heart of Silicon Valley, the 23,000-square-foot building houses 600 students a day engaged in photography, video production, audio music production, multi-platform journalism (radio/podcast, television, print, web and social media) and more. The journalism program alone houses a competitive media marketplace for an ever-changing stable of between a half-dozen and dozen publications, including many award-winners and some titles (The Campanile newspaper and Madrono yearbook) dating back more than a century. 

Camp MAC

​Palo Alto High School’s Camp MAC introduces students to journalistic skills through interactive and collaborative workshops, teaching them to see the world through a journalistic lens. Run by staff members of Paly’s nationally recognized journalism program, Camp MAC leads campers through the process of creating their own print magazine alongside their peers as a collaborative effort. Camp MAC will be sure to excite your child about journalism and will help them create lasting bonds before entering high school.

Paly Journalism Archive

The Paly Journalism Archive preserves over 120 years of student voices by digitizing award-winning Paly publications from 1895 to present day. Explore this unique collection, which offers student perspectives on important local, national and international events.

This entirely searchable collection presents each issue in its original form in addition to a text-only version. Each article can be “clipped” and shared individually by just clicking on the article. Browse by title or date or explore the growing list of topic collections.

Honoring four decades of commitment to Paly journalism from adviser Esther Wojcicki, expect a major upgrade to the archives collections in Fall 2021 thanks to generous grants to the MAC Boosters from the Anne Wojcicki Foundation and the Troper Wojcicki Foundation.


Click on a Faculty member’s image to read more about them

Paul B. Kandell


Brian Wilson


Tracey Atkinson

Graphic Design

Edward Corpuz

Video Production

Michael Najar

Audio & Music Production

Kenna Gallagher


Contact Us

We’re looking forward to talking with you about the MAC and its programs. Contact individual teachers at their addresses.  Or write to us at [email protected].