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.


USF College of Public Health Seeks Intern

WANTED: A communications guru committed to advancing the public’s health If you enjoy interviewing sources, writing stories, and capitalizing on social media, then consider working with the USF College of Public Health in the Office of Engagement and Constituent Relations. Opportunity is available for spring semester. Duties include: Assist with various marketing initiativesDesired qualifications: Post […]


USFSP Is Telling Real Stories

Journalism and Media Studies students and faculty at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg are participating in the third annual Story Days in Tampa Bay storytelling festival, Oct. 3-8. Visiting Assistant Professor Janet Keeler will present “Hungry for Stories: Connecting Food to Our Narrative” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in […]


    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.