THE DEPARTMENT OF

JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES

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 2017 Registration is Active!

JMS course schedules for the spring 2017 semester are now available.

Association of Health Care Journalists Awarding Academic Health Journalism Conference Fellowships

The Association of Health Care Journalists, with support from funders, provides financial assistance to college journalism students and college journalism instructors who wish to attend AHCJ’s annual conference From April 20, 2017 – April 23, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Fellowships are open to U.S.-based students majoring in journalism or mass communication with a special interest […]

GenFKD Video Journalism Fellowship Available

GenFKD, a 501(c)(3) funded by a founder of Home Depot, is looking for on-campus video journalists to contribute content for national syndication. Our media partners include Sinclair Broadcast and their Millennial-centric brand Circa. Seeking an on-camera presence, fully independent video journalists (shoot, edit, etc) who can produce one compelling on-campus news package per week. The […]

  • NNBnews.com

    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.