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.

The Scripps Family Impact Fund awarded the Journalistic Learning Initiative's Effective Communications program $540,000. The program is already expanding into four new states.
The bachelor’s degree in advertising at the SOJC is built on the innovative Creative Strategist Model, emphasizing collaboration, flexibility, confidence and brave thinking for a changing world.
Jane Ryan, a PR and psychology student, interviewed a digital journalism expert as part of a new assignment where students had to interview a British journalist about their work.
SOJC graduate Abby Sourwine secured an esteemed Snowden internship and a summer in Astoria covering local news and discusses the experience in this article.
A group of diverse practitioners in journalism assembled to answer the question, “How do we advance journalism for all?”  
The Agora Journalism Center at the SOJC sponsored this year’s Gather Award in Community-Centered Journalism for the fifth consecutive year at the Online Journalism Awards Ceremony and Banquet. 
Is consuming true crime stories ethical? That is the big question asked in J-397 Media Ethics, taught by Whitney Phillips, assistant professor of digital platforms and ethics.
Laufer featured in the San Francisco Examiner about his time at a legendary underground San Francisco rock station in the 1970s, which is the subject of a new book.
SOJC’s Immersive Media Communication Master’s program is one of a few programs available for communicators interested in growing their extended reality skills.
Atiba Jefferson, an American photographer, visited the SOJC as a guest lecturer. He shared experiences from his 25 years of skateboarding photography and answered student’s questions.