Mission

The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is a community of media scholars and professionals dedicated to teaching, research, and creative projects that champion freedom of expression, dialogue, and democracy in service to future generations.

Our home in the Pacific Northwest and the opportunities of our location are reflected in our explorations of media, technology, and the human condition.

Through our undergraduate and graduate programs in media studies, journalism, public relations, and advertising, we conduct research and craft nonfiction stories on such critical and global subjects as the environment, diverse cultures, and international issues. We facilitate relationship building that entails respect for consumer advocacy, transparency, and civic engagement.

By integrating theory and practice, we advance media scholarship and prepare students to become professional communicators, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens in a global society.

Come to Oregon and change the world.

Our students benefit from a solid liberal arts education, an undergraduate program and majors designed to serve their interests and their goals, and a comprehensive journalism core that emphasizes the power of storytelling.

Our faculty comprises bestselling authors, award-winning journalists and communicators, and noted scholars who’ve joined forces to serve our students by creating programs that are relevant, thorough, and exciting.

Our relationships with industry professionals and our alumni result in more than 300 different visitors to our classes per year—as well as access to internships  and other networking opportunities. Student organizations help foster these networks while you’re still in school.

The SOJC counts 14 Pulitzer Prizes amongst our faculty and alumni. Our Hall of Achievement showcases more than fifty alumni and former faculty who have reached the highest levels of career achievement. The School itself has a long and colorful history.

Our George S Turnbull Portland Center is our home in the state’s media center and a vibrant entity where communication professionals explore and discuss emerging issues. International Programs and partnerships help expand our students’ horizons.

By combining professional practice with a broad-based liberal arts education and emphasizing ethics, social responsibility, and the public interest, we prepare our students to be leaders in journalism and communication.