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

Avery Peterson wins Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship

Avery Peterson has been named this year’s winner of the Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism.

Get Up Close with Revered Photojournalism Professor Ken Kobré

Professor Ken Kobré retired last May, but his impact on former students will continue.

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty

Beth Renneisen

Lecturer

Is an award-winning visual journalist, writer and illustrator. Former Graphics Editor at the Marin Independent Journal in Marin County and contributing features writer and photographer for Gannett News Service. Her expertise includes an emphasis on experimental approaches to digital design, including animation, virtual worlds and interactive graphics, particularly on mobile devices.

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

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.

Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism

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