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

Raul Ramirez Internship Offers Lessons about Journalism, Diversity and Life

Raul Ramirez Internship Offers Lessons about Journalism, Diversity and Life.

Avery Peterson wins Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship

Avery Peterson has been named this year’s winner of the Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism.

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The State of the First Amendment: Business as Usual or Panic in the Streets

The State of the First Amendment: Business as Usual or Panic in the Streets

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty

Jesse Garnier

Assistant Professor, Faculty Adviser

Teaches introductory multimedia, data journalism and advanced multimedia, including 360-degree video. Founder of SFBay.ca, an award-winning Bay Area news startup founded in 2011. Previously, Garnier was senior web developer in the bioengineering department at Stanford University, and directed graphics staff in New York for the Associated Press, including coverage of 9/11 and the Iraq war. A San Francisco native, Garnier has led newsroom online operations for both the San Francisco Chronicle and the Hearst-owned Examiner.

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

Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism

CIIJ strives to improve the Four Rs of the Journalism Pipeline: Recruitment, Retention, Revitalization, and Research.

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.