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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Journalist Sylvie Sturm wins Otto Bos memorial scholarship

A veteran, award-winning journalist returning to school to help herself and the news media muscle up for today’s challenges has be

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty

Laura Moorhead

Assistant Professor, Faculty Advisor

Worked as a journalist for 20 years, most recently as a contributing editor at PBS Frontline/World and as a senior editor at Wired, where she was on staff for 12 years. She has written for TED and IDEO. Laura also holds a Ph.D. from Stanford’s Learning Sciences & Technology Design program, as well as a master’s from Stanford and a bachelor’s from Ball State University. Her research considers questions around media literacy and open access to information.

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

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.