News from the School of Journalism and Communication

Find out what SOJC students, faculty, and alumni are up to on campus, on the national stage, and beyond.

In this video, SOJC Assistant Professor Diego Mauricio Cortés talks about his research exploring the rise of evangelicalism in Indigenous communities in Columbia, Ecuador and Bolivia.
SOJC Assistant Professor Whitney Phillips says that conspiracy theories about celebrities like Kate Middleton stem from a need to take control of “a really precarious, scary and unsettling moment."
Some extremists who are labeled “Christian nationalists" are actually “demonologists,” a faction of the far right that views liberals as satanic, says Whitney Phillips, SOJC media ethics professor.
SOJC PR major Ella Norton says her PR Campaigns class gave her the chance to work on a real campaign, which bolstered her portfolio and introduced her to PR professionals.
SOJC Professor of Practice David Ewald got help from his ad students to design the Hostage and Wrongful Detainee flag, giving them experience with advocacy advertising.
A recent study by researchers from the UO Center for Science Communication found that warnings about wildfire smoke have generally been reactive. In response, they've created a list of best practices for government agencies in Oregon and Washington when communicating about wildfires.
Journalism Professor Seth Lewis talks about his research indicating a disconnect between how journalists see themselves and how people see journalists.
Through the SOJC’s Catalyst Journalism Project, students get real-world experience writing for local news outlets, like Eugene Weekly, The Lund Report and OPB, while filling widening news gaps.
The University of Texas is honoring Julianne H. Newton, professor of visual communication at the UO School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), by naming one of two Faculty Recognition Awards in her honor.
Media studies professor Bryce Newell won an award from the Surveillance Studies Network for his book "Police Visibility: Privacy, Surveillance, and the False Promise of Body-Worn Cameras."