At the USF St. Petersburg Department of Journalism and Media Studies, we’re dedicated to educating journalists and professional communicators who can report and interpret news and information with skill, responsibility and social consciousness. We stress innovative, community-oriented coverage of public life, seeking out news and issues that touch the lives of ordinary citizens. We embrace the world of digital communication, where everyone is both a consumer and producer of content. Our coursework encompasses theory, law and ethics alongside visual communication, technology and community engagement.

The department offers an undergraduate degree, an on-campus masters degree, a fully-online masters degree, and a graduate certificate in food writing and photography. Undergraduate students may also minor in Journalism and Media Studies.

Spring 2016 Registration is Active!

JMS course schedules for the summer 2016 and fall 2016 semesters are now available.


Can you tell a good story? Interns wanted for weekly paper

Put your backpack journalism talents to the test by completing an internship with the award-winning Tampa Bay Times partnership paper the Plant City Times & Observer. The Times & Observer is looking for ambitious students, eager to push the limits of their reporting skills. To meet 120 hours, the paper expects interns to write one to […]


City of Pinellas Park Seeks PAID Digital Media Intern

Job Position: Digital Media Intern Employment Type: part time, temporary, internship Job Category: Communications and Marketing Locations: City of Pinellas Park, Government Relations Department – 5851 Park Blvd. Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Number of Openings: 1 Desired Start Date: August 10, 2016 Duration: 1 sixteen-week semester Travel Percentage: 25% inside City of Pinellas Park Paid: […]


    NNB News is built and maintained by students and faculty of the Neighborhood News Bureau through our field location in Midtown St. Petersburg.

  • Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

    All programs allow for individually tailored approaches to journalism studies to accommodate the varied backgrounds and interests of our students.

    The programs stress intellectually stimulating seminar-style classes taught by professors and part-time faculty with strong academic credentials and professional experience. Skills classes admit no more than 20 students.

  • Food Writing & Photography Graduate Certificate

    With a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, you’ll be equipped to handle culinary media in whatever field benefits you. Writers, reporters, photographers, marketers, entrepreneurs and industry professionals all have something to gain.