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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Avery Peterson has been named this year’s winner of the Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism.
Professor Ken Kobré retired last May, but his impact on former students will continue.
Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.
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.
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
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.
CIIJ strives to improve the Four Rs of the Journalism Pipeline: Recruitment, Retention, Revitalization, and Research.