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

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

Fukushima project grant announcement

Journalism students on a trip to Fukushima to report on how displaced residents are recovering in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty

Rachele Kanigel

Associate Professor, Faculty Adviser

Kanigel 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.”

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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Why Journalism Matters Panel & Talk

    Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at 7:00pm
    1125 Valencia St, San Francisco, California 94112