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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SF State Student Places First in CCMA Contest

Boone Ashworth, placed first in The California College Media Association (CCMA) 2019 Excellence in Student Media Contest.

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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.

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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

Journalism student lab

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Concentrations include Print and Online Journalism, and Photojournalism.

Journalism Faculty

Jesse Garnier

Jesse Garnier

Assistant Professor, Faculty Adviser

Teaches multimedia, data journalism, and advanced multimedia, including 360-degree video. Adviser to student publication Golden Gate Xpress. 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

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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. Steve Kettmann

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 9:30am
    Humanities Building, Room 308