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

Oscar Gutierrez Receives Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism

Oscar Gutierrez named winner of Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism

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

Roland De Wolk

Senior Lecturer

Co-created SF State's first online curriculum in 1994 and the among the very first original online journalism production courses in the nation. A multiple award-winning journalist, he is a long-time newspaper reporter, broadcast reporter specializing in investigative projects, and online journalism entrepreneur. Magazines, newspapers and online publications in the U.S. and around the world have published his work. Roland De Wolk is the author of three books, including the first online journalism university textbook ever published.

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. Revolution Revisited - Photography by Kim Komenich

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 5:30pm
    Leica Store, 63 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108