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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Oscar Gutierrez named winner of Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism
Journalism students on a trip to Fukushima to report on how displaced residents are recovering in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.
A retired San Francisco Chronicle editor and award-winning journalist and writer, Jim Toland is a Journalism Department alum. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Newsday, San Francisco Chronicle and Sports Illustrated among others. He was chief writer for President Clinton’s Y2K Education website and edited an education newsletter and website for The New York Times. He is author of several books.
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 incubates innovative projects and initiatives that demonstrate new ways in which journalism and media can be harnessed to benefit communities.
CIIJ strives to improve the Four Rs of the Journalism Pipeline: Recruitment, Retention, Revitalization, and Research.