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School of Journalism and Communication in Portland
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School of Journalism and Communication in Portland

Discover SOJC Portland

SOJC Portland is home to the Agora Journalism Center, professional master’s programs in multimedia journalism and strategic communication, and the Oregon Reality immersive experience lab.

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Professional Graduate Degree Programs in Portland

Our Portland-based graduate programs are intellectually challenging and relentlessly practical, preparing students to be innovators and leaders in their fields. They connect students with top professionals in the state’s biggest media market, expose them to the latest in industry thinking and technology, and give them access to world-class faculty members.

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Multimedia Journalism Master's

In our flexible, Portland-based multimedia journalism master’s program, you’ll become a professional content creator with the journalistic, technical, and entrepreneurial skills to advance your career.

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Strategic Communication Master's

If you want to use communication to better your company, your community, or your world, we want to meet you. In our flexible Portland-based strategic communication master’s program with virtual options, you’ll learn the latest in the rapidly evolving strategic communication field from some of the world’s most successful communicators.

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Where We’re Located

Classes are held evenings and weekends at SOJC Portland, at the heart of Oregon’s biggest media market. Beginning fall 2023, we’ll be located at the new UO Campus in Northeast Portland. Visit us to see our Oregon Reality immersive experience lab and state-of-the-art gear checkout room.

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Agora Journalism Center

The Agora Journalism Center is the UO’s gathering place for innovation in communication and civic engagement. Fueled by the idea that journalism is crucial to the health of democracy, the Portland-based center convenes academics, students, media partners, and the public to transform how journalists inform and relate to their communities. A national thought leader and incubator in engaged journalism, the center is one of only a handful of U.S. academic institutions working in this emerging field.

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Immerse Yourself at the Oregon Reality (OR) Lab

The next communication frontier is the metaverse and immersive media, from 360 video to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality, and mixed/extended reality. We’re pioneering media-making and research with these emerging technologies at our state-of-the-art immersive experience lab. Visit SOJC Portland to demo our VR platforms and tools, attend an immersive event, see student-produced 360 videos and virtual worlds, and learn about faculty research exploring such topics as the ethics of VR and how virtual worlds help people with disabilities.

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a student using a VR headset and controllers is assisted by a professor in the OR Lab
Immerse Yourself at the Oregon Reality (OR) Lab

The next communication frontier is the metaverse and immersive media, from 360 video to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality, and mixed/extended reality. We’re pioneering media-making and research with these emerging technologies at our state-of-the-art immersive experience lab. Visit SOJC Portland to demo our VR platforms and tools, attend an immersive event, see student-produced 360 videos and virtual worlds, and learn about faculty research exploring such topics as the ethics of VR and how virtual worlds help people with disabilities.

Explore the OR Lab

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Immersive Media Communication Master's

In our first-of-its-kind, one-year, fully online graduate program, you’ll discover the power of immersive media—including virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and extended reality (XR)—and how to use these new technologies strategically to solve social, environmental, and business problems.

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Find out why the SOJC's Strategic Communication Master's program in Portland is a good fit for mid-career professionals and how it leads to better jobs and higher salaries for graduates.
SOJC researcher Daniel Pimentel says the metaverse offers an interactive visual experience that can make seemingly distant threats, like climate change, feel close and personally relevant.
Snap AR Scholars, a student-led agency made up of designers and researchers, created an augmented reality storytelling experience to promote the nonprofit Hope for Haiti while building job skills.

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