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

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'Dr. Phil' Helps Gators Get TV Careers Off to a Healthy Start

Students land internships on popular show through a University course.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position

We are looking for a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in multimedia journalism across digital platforms.

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Journalism Grad Karen Datangel Talks About Her Career at Salesforce

From the newsroom to the Salesforce Tower: Alum shares insights about working in marketing at tech giant.

Undergraduate Education

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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty

Harriet Chiang

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

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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

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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.

Upcoming Events

  1. “Life of a Reporter”

    Thursday, February 07, 2019 at 11:00am
    Humanities Building, Room 312