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, a face-to-face masters degree, a fully-online masters degree, and a graduate certificate in food writing and photography. Undergraduate students can also minor in Journalism and Media Studies.


Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics Accepting Applications for 2015 Fellowship

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of journalists during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary […]


Photojournalism and Video Awards Available

The JAMES ALAN COX FOUNDATION is inviting USFSP JMS students to apply for their annual photojournalism awards given to students in honor of Mr. James Alan Cox. Jim Cox, a photojournalist for KTVK-3TV in Arizona, was killed in the media helicopter collision over Phoenix 7 years ago. The foundation has five (5) undergraduate photojournalism awards, […]

  • Neighborhood News Bureau

    Neighbors is a project built and maintained by students at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies.

  • Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

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

    The programs stress intellectually stimulating seminar-style classes taught by professors and adjunct faculty with strong academic credentials and professional experience. All skills classes enroll 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.