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.
The department hosts three student-run and managed publications: Xpress Newspaper, which is published weekly; Xpress Online, which is updated daily during the regular school year; Xpress Magazine, which is published two-three times a semester. These publications are designed to be lab courses where students can experiment with the latest trends in the field. Sometimes Xpress is way ahead of the field. A year and a half ago, for example, students in the magazine class developed an iPad application, something very few publications had done at the time. Faculty advisers are constantly encouraging students to push the envelope, but decisions always rest with the students. To serve on the publication, students must complete Jour 300, Reporting, with at least a C.