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


Journalism Associate Professor Honored For Research Article on Black Steelworkers and the Wealth Gap

Barriers imposed upon African-Americans impede successive generations from building wealth and achieving higher economic status

Young Photographer Shares Her Wisdom with SF State Journalism Students

Xyza Cruz Bacani catches people unaware, which is surely one of the secrets behind her powerful street photography.

Celebrated Documentary Photographer Talks Ethics

How can a photojournalist capture images of people marginalized by society without exploiting them?

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty

Harriet Chiang


Harriet Chiang is an award-winning veteran journalist who has done both newspaper and broadcast reporting and commentary. For many years, she was the legal affairs writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, covering the O.J. Simpson murder trial, sexual harassment in the workplace and death penalty appeals, among many other high-profile cases. She was the beat reporter on the California Supreme Court and also covered the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to extensive speaking appearances, she has taught journalism classes at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, as well as at San Francisco State for many years. More recently, she has been a communications and marketing writer and editor for major law firms. She has a law degree from UC’s Hastings College of the Law and an undergraduate degree from Berkeley.

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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Bernice Yeung, investigative reporter

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 5:00pm
    HUM 312