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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'Dr. Phil' Helps Gators Get TV Careers Off to a Healthy Start

Students land internships on popular show through a University course.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position

We are looking for a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in multimedia journalism across digital platforms.

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Journalism Grad Karen Datangel Talks About Her Career at Salesforce

From the newsroom to the Salesforce Tower: Alum shares insights about working in marketing at tech giant.

Undergraduate Education

Journalism student lab

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty

Don Menn

Don Menn

Lecturer

Edited Guitar Player and Multimedia World; freelanced for Harper's, San Francisco Magazine, The San Jose Mercury News, The San Francisco Chronicle; wrote liner notes for Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa; edited numerous books; published poetry and fiction; helped launch several award-winning periodicals.

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. Trey Bundy on "How to Conduct Tough Interviews"

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:00am
    Humanities Building, Room 310