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

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Dept seeking candidates for tenure-track positions in Journalism/Photojournalism

The Journalism Department at San Francisco State University is seeking candidates for two tenure-track positions.

Alexander Montero wins Otto Bos Scholarship, Judges Also Choose Three Finalists

Alexander Montero named 2014-15 winner of Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism, 3 finalists also selected

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty

Venise Wagner

Associate Professor, Faculty Adviser

A former reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle and Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner specialized in coverage of the Bay Area’s African American communities, economic development, culture and education. She is author of the memoir, “Love in the Time of Pinochet” and is working on the book, "Tracking Opportunity: Methods and tools for reporting on racial and ethnic communities," which offers tools and reporting strategies to better cover structural inequities that lead to racial disparities.

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

Renaissance Journalism

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

Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism

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