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

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Covering the Border and the Asylum Crisis from a Bilingual, Bicultural Perspective Conference

Top US and Mexico immigration reporters will participate in three panels.

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Photojournalism Alumnus Chosen for Prestigious Review

Photojournalism alumnus project was selected for the 7th Annual New York Portfolio Review.

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Josh Davis Joins Journalism Faculty Fall 2019

We are pleased to have Josh Davis join the faculty in the Department of Journalism!

Undergraduate Education

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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty


Rachele Kanigel

Professor, Faculty Adviser

Rachele Kanigel teaches Reporting, Newswriting, The Contemporary Magazine, News Entrepreneurship, Feature Writing, Magazine Writing and other courses. Before joining the full-time faculty in 2004 she was a newspaper reporter for 15 years for daily newspapers, including The Oakland Tribune and The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina and was a freelance correspondent for TIME magazine. She is author of The Student Newspaper Survival Guide and The Diversity Style Guide.

Student Publications

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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

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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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Jessica Christian, Staff Photographer

    Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 4:15pm
    HSS 135