The Department of Journalism and Digital Communication at USF St. Petersburg strives for teaching excellence, supports faculty and student research and community and professional service, and promotes multicultural understanding. We work untiringly to graduate accomplished students who can make valuable contributions to and understand the workings of their chosen fields and to be excellent and active citizens.

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies was first accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2004. In 2015, we completed our self study in preparation for a February, 2016 site visit. In 2017, the department re-branded as the Department of Journalism and Digital Communication.

Full 2015 Departmental Self Study

  • Contact Us

    Have a general question about the Department of Journalism and Digital Communication? Contact us via email, social media or in person.

  • Mission & Philosophy

    Our philosophy of news defines our approaches to the teaching, study and practice of journalism.

  • Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society

    Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

  • Faculty & Staff

    Eight full-time faculty members teach in the Department of Journalism and Digital Communication. Students in the department also have access to faculty members in Tampa and the other USF campuses and may work with faculty at the Poynter Institute.

  • Facilities & Resources

    The Department of Journalism and Digital Communication is located in the Peter Rudy Wallace Florida Center for Teachers at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Students have access to state-of-the-art computer facilities and technology.

  • Online News Association

    ONA USFSP is our student chapter of the Online News Association. We explore emerging trends in online news through member-driven projects, events, research and discussion.