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.

Latest Features

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.

Live Stream: Celebrating Dissent with Betty Medsger and The Burglary

Live Stream: Celebrating Dissent with Betty Medsger and The Burglary

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty

Jon Funabiki

Professor, Faculty Adviser, Founding Executive Director Renaissance Journalism

Former grantmaker with the Ford Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic institutions, and founding director of the Department’s Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, which developed model programs to improve news media coverage of ethnic minority communities and issues. He is a former reporter and editor with The San Diego Union. Funabiki also serves as executive director of the Dilena Takeyama Center for the Study of Japan and Japanese Culture.

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

Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism

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

Renaissance Journalism

Renaissance Journalism incubates innovative projects and initiatives that demonstrate new ways in which journalism and media can be harnessed to benefit communities.