Welcome to the Department of Journalism

Our mission is to educate students and provide leadership in an evolving media landscape by promoting excellence, integrity, creativity and social responsibility in telling the stories of a multicultural world.

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Latest Features

Oscar Gutierrez Receives Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism

Oscar Gutierrez named winner of Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism

Fukushima project grant announcement

Journalism students on a trip to Fukushima to report on how displaced residents are recovering in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty

Scot Tucker

Lecturer, Information Technology Consultant

Teaches photojournalism courses in the department. He has worked as a staff photographer at the Napa Valley Register and as a freelance photographer for The San Mateo County Times, San Francisco Examiner and the Associated Press. He worked as a Picture Editor from 2001-2009 for SFGate.com.

Student Publications

Golden Gate Xpress

Xpress Publications and its staff members are dedicated to providing an independent and accurate information source for the San Francisco State University campus and the greater Bay Area community.

Research and Civic Engagement

Renaissance Journalism

The Journalism Department and faculty members frequently partner with Renaissance Journalism and Storytelling Center, which sponsors strategic media projects addressing equity and social justice initiatives.

Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism

CIIJ strives to improve the Four Rs of the Journalism Pipeline: Recruitment, Retention, Revitalization, and Research.