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.

SOJC instructor and EW editor Camilla Mortensen cited financial difficulties caused by embezzlement. SOJC professor Brent Walth calls the news "heartbreaking for the community" in The Oregonian.
SOJC alum Jeanne Keevil was editor of the Daily Emerald in the 1940s, a Southern California newspaper reporter, and the first editor of the Irvine World News, according to her LA Times obituary.
At the 30th anniversary of his death, OPB profiles SOJC Hall of Achievement member Randy Shilts ’77, a San Francisco Chronicle journalist who launched his career as an openly gay man.
Damian Radcliffe, Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, says AI's habit of "hallucinating" information shows the technology is not ready for prime-time journalism.
On OPB's “Think Out Loud,” Center for Science Communication Director Ellen Peters discusses her co-authored Nature article, recommendations for COVID-19 policy, and the public’s confidence in science.
Seth Lewis, director of the SOJC’s journalism major, digs into recent reporting about Sports Illustrated’s use of AI — and what it reveals about the future of news — in this CBS News video interview.
In this article in The Atlantic, media studies professor Whitney Phillips cautions why simply banning hate groups from platforms can work in extremists' favor.
Immersive Media Communication Master’s director Donna Davis explains why PR professionals should understand tools like augmented and virtual reality and how they can use them in their work.
The SOJC’s Agora Journalism Center found that not all local news outlets are producing local news. Center director Andrew DeVigal explains how civic organizations fill the gaps in this Axios article.
Check out our annual yearbook to see what our students, faculty, and staff have been up to all year and how we’re advancing communication theory and practice to prepare our students for the future.