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.

Through the donor-funded programs like the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism and the Catalyst Journalism Project, Professor Nicole Dahmen prepares the next generation of Oregon journalists.
Journalism alum Bonnie Shelton explains how SOJC faculty helped prepare her for her job overseeing all communications for the City of Boise’s 96 parks and 210 miles of trails.
Multimedia Journalism Master’s alum Rita Sabler ’23 paired her digital art with animation skills she learned at the SOJC to create a beautiful and moving documentary about global funeral practices.
Journalism instructor and Eugene Weekly editor Camilla Mortensen discusses the paper’s collaboration with the SOJC’s Catalyst Journalism Project on OPB’s “Think Out Loud.”
In the Washington Post, media studies professor and Colombian native Diego Cortes said that while it’s good the series stars Colombian actors, it regurgitates tired stereotypes.
Doctoral candidate Nahla Bendefaa began researching how political regimes affect media in different countries after comparing her experiences as a journalist in Morocco to her experiences in the U.S.
Doctoral candidate Ivy Fofie was a successful journalist and PR pro in Ghana. Now she’s fulfilling her dream of becoming a researcher while uncovering women’s unrecognized contributions to media.
The World Association of News Publishers’ World Press Trends Outlook 2023-2024 report, based on Damian Radcliffe’s core analysis, reveals news publishers are optimistic about their future prospects.  
Advertising student Sophie Fowler reveals how she landed her GoDucks sports communication internship and how she helps produce the board shows, broadcasts and livestreams for UO Athletics games.
Oregon Quarterly interviewed former New Yorker editor Tina Brown about her success as a woman journalist during decades of disruption in media. Brown will deliver the Johnston Lecture on Feb. 27.