At the USF St. Petersburg Department of Journalism and Media Studies, we’re dedicated to educating journalists who can report and interpret the news with skill, responsibility and social consciousness. We stress innovative, community-oriented coverage of public life, seeking out news and issues that relate to and touch the lives of ordinary citizens. We celebrate and teach multimedia mass communications including print, electronic and web-based media.
The department was designated in 2002 as one of USF St. Petersburg’s four “Programs of Distinction,” and was chosen for this honor on the basis of past performance and the promise for greater success. We are proud to be nationally accredited by ACEJMC, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, which assures the highest standards of classroom instruction.
Our department embraces the world of digital communication, where every person is both a user and producer of information. Students learn the theory, law and ethics associated with production and consumption of information for mass audiences.