Journalism Program News

SOJC students in the Engaged Journalism class use community journalism approaches, such as needs assessments and listening sessions, to improve local news and information.
After an embezzlement forced the alternative paper Eugene Weekly to cease publication, the SOJC's Catalyst Journalism Project sent 10 student reporters to help cover the news.
Sarah Mensah '87, an SOJC alum, was the first Black woman to become chief operating officer of an NBA team. Now she leads Nike's Jordan Brand.
Sravya Tadepalli '19, who is keenly aware of the unequal attention some artists get, focuses her journalism on reflecting “the lived experiences of people most impacted by injustice.”
Three Clark Honors College graduates from SOJC's class of 2018 say their theses helped them launch successful careers in the advertising industry.
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.
SOJC faculty members Seth Lewis, Ed Madison, Donna Davis, and Lisa Peyton are using AI in their work, researching its impact on the field, and teaching students how to use it to prepare for the future.
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.
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 fewer than two years after graduation, PR and journalism alum Carly Ebisuya ’21 landed her dream job as director of PR for the WNBA team the Chicago Sky. Find out how the SOJC helped her get there.