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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A veteran, award-winning journalist returning to school to help herself and the news media muscle up for today’s challenges has be
Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.
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.
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
CIIJ strives to improve the Four Rs of the Journalism Pipeline: Recruitment, Retention, Revitalization, and Research.
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.