Journalism Program Student Work

We believe the learning process isn’t complete until you practice your skills out in the world. SOJC journalism students hone their skills through real-world, hands-on learning opportunities at internships, publications, student organizations, and more. By the time they graduate, our students have portfolios full of published work. Check out some of their projects:

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.
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.
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.”
Elizabeth Yost, a student journalist in the SOJC’s Catalyst Journalism Project, led the effort to collect responses from Oregon’s school districts in this partnership with OPB and The Lund Report.  
SOJC graduate Abby Sourwine secured an esteemed Snowden internship and a summer in Astoria covering local news and discusses the experience in this article.
Wesley Lapointe won a $10,000 award in the 63rd National Writing, Photojournalism, Audio, Television and Multimedia Championships presented by the Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.
A team of journalism professors and students traveled to New York City to support press freedom and ensure protection and progress within the journalism industry.
This story was developed through the SOJC’s Catalyst Journalism Project, which brings together investigative reporting and solutions journalism.
OPB reports on homeless campers in city parks being given just two hours notice to move and interviews Weisend who worked on the story for SOJC's Catalyst Journalism Project and Eugene Weekly.
SOJC journalism student Eliza Aronson’s deep dive in Eugene Weekly exposes the toxic consequences of gas appliances.