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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‘You aced life, my friend’: A tribute to Oak Leafer Thomas de Alba

Oak Leaf staff members past and present are mourning the loss of Thomas De Alba.

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How El Tecolote Flooded the Mission’s Media Desert

Every two weeks 10,000 copies of the city’s largest free, bilingual newspaper hit the streets of San Francisco.

Jailene Escutia-Chavez

Jailene Escutia-Chavez is the Journalism Department 2019 Honoree

Escutia-Chavez will speak at the Journalism grad celebration and will be recognized at the SF State Undergrad Honors Convocation.

Undergraduate Education

Journalism student lab

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty


Kevin M. Cox

Academic Office Coordinator

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.