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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We are proud to announce our Journalism scholarship and grant winners!
A journalism student with a drive is the winner of the 2018/19 Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism.
SF State's Joanne Derbort and her news team won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the Sonoma County fires.
Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.
Professor, Faculty Advisor
In addition to teaching, Jon Funabiki is executive director of Renaissance Journalism, which sponsors local and national social justice journalism initiatives. A career media specialist, he been an international news reporter for The San Diego Union, executive director of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism and deputy director of Media, Arts and Culture for The Ford Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic institutions. Funabiki also directs the university’s Lab for Media and Community.
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
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.
CIIJ strives to improve the Four Rs of the Journalism Pipeline: Recruitment, Retention, Revitalization, and Research.